U.S. Route 19 in Pennsylvania

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U.S. Route 19

US 19 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length195 mi (314 km)
Major junctions
South end US 19 at West Virginia border near Mount Morris
Major intersections I-70 / I-79 in Washington

I-376 / US 22 / US 30 / PA 51 in Pittsburgh
I-279 in Pittsburgh
I-76 / Penna Turnpike in Cranberry Township
US 422 near New Castle
I-80 near Mercer
US 62 / PA 58 / PA 258 in Mercer
US 6 / US 322 / PA 98 near Meadville

I-90 near Erie
North end US 20 in Erie
CountryUnited States
CountiesGreene, Washington, Allegheny, Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, Crawford, Erie
Highway system
PA 18 PA 19

U.S. Route 19 (US 19) in Pennsylvania closely parallels Interstate 79 (I-79) for its entire length. US 19 enters Pennsylvania from West Virginia in Greene County near Mount Morris. Its northern terminus is at US 20 in the city of Erie. Part of it is named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie.

Route description

US 19 northbound past interchange with I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) and I-79 in Cranberry Township

In northern Washington County, US 19 was modernized after the former Pittsburgh Railways Interurban (PRCo) trolley service was discontinued in August 1953. Initially, US 19 ran parallel to the trolley line and later expanded over the tracks through part of Mt. Lebanon in southern Allegheny County.

US 19 then proceeds north through Pittsburgh's North Side, West View, Perrysville, Ross Township, McCandless, and Wexford, where it is referred to as Perry Highway. In Cranberry Township, it connects with I-79, the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76), and Pennsylvania Route 228 (PA 228). Continuing through Mercer and Crawford counties, the route meets its terminus at a junction with US 20 in Erie. The US 19 Truck designation exists in Pittsburgh, running from Wexford to Mt. Lebanon. Although both of that route's terminuses are with the regular US 19, the two routes also intersect near the Fort Pitt Tunnel on Pittsburgh's West End.


US 19 in Pennsylvania has maintained a similar alignment for much of its history. In 1928, US 19 was moved to its current route between Pittsburgh and Meadville. The West End Bridge in Pittsburgh was completed in 1932, and US 19 was realigned to cross the bridge. In 1936, US 19 was moved to its current alignment between Zelienople and Harmony. Through the 1940s and 1950s, different parts of US 19 were widened.

In 1987, the Phase One project started to connect two sections of Ohio River Boulevard near Western Avenue and Chateau Street. Phase Two of the project included a new interchange between the PA 65 expressway (concurrent with US 19 west of the interchange) and the West End Bridge. The bridge was closed for two years for construction but reopened in 1991, while construction finished in 1992.

In 2003, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) started a project to build a US 19 tunnel under the Norfolk Southern Railway, as well as align the West End Bypass with the West End Circle, the intersection of US 19, PA 51, PA 60, and PA 837. The project was completed in 2010.[1]

In 2016, a diverging diamond interchange was built at the intersection of US 19 and I-70/I-79 in South Strabane Township.[2]

PennDOT started construction on a multilane roundabout at the intersection of US 19, US 6, US 322, and PA 98 in Vernon Township, near Meadville. Construction was expected to be completed in October 2019.[3]

PennDOT has also started construction on an intersection improvement project at the northern intersection of US 19 and PA 97. PA 97 will be realigned to meet US 19 at a 90-degree angle, and new left turn lanes and traffic signals will be installed. Construction is expected to be completed in October 2019.[4][needs update]

Major intersections

GreenePerry Township0.00.0
US 19 south (Blue Horizon Drive) – Morgantown
US 19 enters Pennsylvania from West Virginia

PA 21 east (Montgomery Street) to PA 188 / I-79
Southern terminus of PA 21 concurrency
PA 218 south (Morgan Street)
Northern terminus of PA 218
PA 21 west (High Street)
Northern terminus of PA 21 concurrency
Washington Township21.935.2

PA 221 (Dunn Station Road/Lippencott Road) to I-79 north – Prosperity, Jefferson
PA 221 provides access to I-79 north; I-79 exit 19
I-79 south – Waynesburg, Morgantown
I-79 exit 19
WashingtonSouth Strabane Township33.654.1 I-79 – Washington, WaynesburgI-79 exit 30
US 40 east (Maiden Street)
Southern terminus of US 40 concurrency
US 40 west (Maiden Street)
Northern terminus of US 40 concurrency
39.263.1 PA 136 (Beau Street)
South Strabane Township40.665.3 I-70 / I-79 – New Stanton, Morgantown, Wheeling, PittsburghI-70 exit 19; diverging diamond interchange
Racetrack Road to I-79 – Hollywood Casino at The Meadows, Tanger Outlets Pittsburgh
North Strabane Township45.573.2
PA 519 / PA 980 to I-79 – Canonsburg, Eighty Four, Houston
Peters Township49.078.9Valley Brook Road/Old Washington Road – Lawrence, McMurrayInterchange
AlleghenyUpper St. Clair55.689.5
Orange Belt (McLaughlin Run Road/McMurray Road) to PA 50 – Upper Saint Clair, Bridgeville, Bethel Park
Mt. Lebanon57.692.7
Yellow Belt (Connor Road/Gilkeson Road) to PA 88 – Bridgeville
Southern terminus of Yellow Belt concurrency
57.893.0Mt. Lebanon Boulevard – Castle Shannon

US 19 Truck north (Washington Road)
Southern terminus of US 19 Truck
PA 121 north / Yellow Belt (Cochran Road)
Southern terminus of PA 121, northern terminus of Yellow Belt concurrency
Pittsburgh60.697.5 Blue Belt (Potomac Avenue)

I-376 / US 22 / US 30 / US 19 Truck north (Penn-Lincoln Parkway) – Carnegie, Airport, West End, Monroeville

US 19 Truck south / PA 51 south (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) – Uniontown
I-376/US 22/US 30 exit 69, southern terminus of PA 51 concurrency
PA 51 north – McKees Rocks, West End

PA 60 north – Crafton

PA 837 south (Carson Street) to I-376 east – Downtown
Interchange, northern terminus of PA 51 concurrency, northern terminus of PA 837, southern terminus of PA 60, West End Circle
Ohio River64.3103.5West End Bridge

PA 65 south to US 19 Truck north / I-279 – Downtown, North Shore
Interchange, southern terminus of PA 65 concurrency
PA 65 north (Ohio River Boulevard) / California Avenue
Interchange, northern terminus of PA 65 concurrency
68.6110.4 Blue Belt (Bascom Avenue)Southern terminus of Blue Belt concurrency
69.0111.0 Blue Belt (Ivory Avenue) – MillvaleNorthern terminus of Blue Belt concurrency
69.4111.7 I-279 – Pittsburgh, ErieInterchange, I-279 exit 5 via Cemetery Lane
I-279 south
HOV Only
Ross Township73.0117.5 Green Belt (Three Degree Road) – Allison ParkSouthern terminus of Green Belt concurrency
Green Belt (Sewickley Oakmont Road) to PA 65 – Emsworth
Northern terminus of Green Belt concurrency
McCandless Township75.6121.7
Yellow Belt (West Ingomar Road/Ingomar Road) to PA 65 – North Park

US 19 Truck south (McKnight Road)
Northern terminus of US 19 Truck, southbound access only
Franklin Park78.9127.0 PA 910 / Orange Belt (Wexford Road)Interchange
Marshall Township81.5131.2

Red Belt (Warrendale Bayne Road) to PA 8 / PA 65
I-79 south – Pittsburgh
Southbound access only; I-79 exit 75
ButlerCranberry Township83.3134.1 I-76 / Penna Turnpike – Youngstown, OH, HarrisburgI-76/Penna Turnpike exit 28 (Cranberry)

PA 228 east (Mars-Criders Road) to I-79 – Mars
Western terminus of PA 228
Jackson Township88.8142.9

PA 528 north (Lindsay Road) to I-79 south – Pittsburgh, Evans City
Southern terminus of PA 528
I-79 north – Erie
No southbound exit, I-79 exit 85
PA 68 west (Beaver Street) – Rochester
Southern terminus of PA 68 concurrency

PA 288 west / PA 588 west (New Castle Street) – Ellwood City, Beaver Falls
Eastern terminus of PA 288

PA 68 east (Grandview Avenue) to I-79 south – Evans City, Butler
Northern terminus of PA 68 concurrency

PA 488 east (Portersville Road) to I-79 – Prospect
Eastern terminus of PA 488 concurrency
PA 488 west (Portersville Road) – Ellwood City
Western terminus of PA 488 concurrency
Muddy Creek Township104.7168.5 US 422 (New Castle Road) – New Castle, ButlerInterchange
LawrenceScott Township105.8170.3 PA 108 (Harlansburg Road) – New Castle, Slippery Rock
PA 956 north – Neshannock Falls, New Wilmington
Southern terminus of PA 956
MercerSpringfield Township112.5181.1
PA 208 west (Leesburg Volant Road) – Volant, New Wilmington
Southern terminus of PA 208 concurrency

PA 208 east (Leesburg Grove City Road) to I-79 – Grove City
Northern terminus of PA 208 concurrency
Findley Township116.9188.1 I-80 – Sharon, ClarionI-80 exit 15

PA 58 east / PA 258 south (South Diamond Street) – Grove City
One-way eastbound, southern terminus of PA 58 eastbound/PA 258 southbound concurrency

US 62 south / PA 258 north (West Market Street) to PA 158 / PA 318 – Sharon
Northern terminus of PA 258 southbound concurrency, southern terminus of US 62/PA 258 northbound concurrency

PA 58 west / PA 258 north (North Diamond Street)
One-way westbound, northern terminus of PA 258 northbound concurrency, southern terminus of PA 58 westbound concurrency
PA 58 west (Greenville Avenue) – Greenville
Northern terminus of PA 58 concurrency

US 62 north (Franklin Road) to I-79 – Franklin
Northern terminus of US 62 concurrency
Perry Township131.2211.1 PA 358 (Hadley Road) – Greenville, Sandy Lake
CrawfordGreenwood Township141.4227.6
PA 285 to I-79

US 6 west / US 322 west (Conneaut Lake Road) – Conneaut Lake

PA 98 north – Fairview
Roundabout; southern terminus of US 6/US 322 concurrency, southern terminus of PA 98
148.4238.8 I-79 – Pittsburgh, ErieI-79 exit 147
PA 102 north (Pennsylvania Avenue)
Southern terminus of PA 102
US 322 east (Linden Street)
Northern terminus of US 322 concurrency
PA 198 east (State Street) – Blooming Valley
Roundabout; southern terminus of PA 198 concurrency

PA 198 west to I-79
Roundabout; northern terminus of PA 198 concurrency
Cambridge Springs165.2265.9

PA 86 south (Main Street) / PA 408 east (Church Street)
Northern terminus of PA 86, western terminus of PA 408
PA 99 north (McClellan Street)
Southern terminus of PA 99
ErieMill Village171.4275.8

US 6 east / US 6N west – Corry, Edinboro
Eastern terminus of US 6N
Northern terminus of US 6 concurrency
PA 97 south
Roundabout, southern terminus of PA 97 concurrency
PA 97 north (Perry Highway)
Northern terminus of PA 97 concurrency
Summit Township184.8297.4 I-90 – Cleveland, BuffaloI-90 exit 24
Millcreek Township186.1299.5

PA 99 south (Interchange Road) to I-79 – Edinboro
Northern terminus of PA 99, I-79 exit 180
Erie189.5305.0 US 20 (26th Street) – North East, Buffalo, Fairview, ClevelandNorthern terminus of US 19
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Grata, Joe (August 17, 2006). "West End Circle ready for rebuild". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Blazina, Ed (August 17, 2017). "Officials celebrate new I-70 interchange in Washington County". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE: PennDOT Intersection Improvement Project creating multi-lane roundabout at Big I Intersection". WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com. August 15, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Myers, Valerie (May 1, 2019). "Construction to begin at routes 19 and 97 in Waterford". GoErie.com. Retrieved September 8, 2019.

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