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Pennsylvania Route 6 redirects here. For the short-lived Pennsylvania Traffic Route, now U.S. Route 219, see Pennsylvania Route 6 (1920s).
"PA 6" and "PA 7" redirect here. For the congressional districts, see Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district and Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district.
U.S. Route 6 shield
U.S. Route 6
GAR Highway; Roosevelt Highway
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 394 mi (634 km)
Formed: 1926 (1924 as PA 7)
West end: US 6 near North Richmond, OH
Major
junctions:
I-79 near Meadville

US 15 in Mansfield
I-81 near Scranton

East end: US 6 / US 209 in Port Jervis, NY
Pennsylvania State Routes
< PA 5 US 6N >
< US 6N PA-7.svg PA 8 >
Minor - Legislative

U.S. Route 6 travels east–west near the north edge of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania from the Ohio state line near Pymatuning Reservoir east to the Mid-Delaware Bridge over the Delaware River into Port Jervis, New York. Most of it is a two-lane rural highway, with some freeway bypasses around larger towns. Except east of Scranton, where it is paralleled by Interstate 84, it is the main route in its corridor. What is now Interstate 80 - the Keystone Shortway - was once planned along the US 6 corridor as a western extension of I-84.[1] The corridor was originally the Roosevelt Highway from Erie, Pennsylvania to Port Jervis, New York, designated Pennsylvania Route 7 in 1924.[2] The PA 7 designation soon disappeared, but as US 6 was extended and relocated, the Roosevelt Highway followed it. The Pennsylvania section of US 6 was renamed the Grand Army of the Republic Highway in 1946; this name was applied to its full transcontinental length by 1953.[3]

US 6 meets with U.S. Route 19 near Meadville, where it turns north with US 19 to a point east of Edinboro. There it turns east (while U.S. Route 6N heads west to U.S. Route 20 at West Springfield) and passes through the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. At Towanda it turns more southeasterly to reach Scranton, then turning back northeast out of Scranton to Carbondale and generally east and southeast to New York.

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History

As approved by the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHO) on November 11, 1926, the west end of US 6 was at Kane, where U.S. Route 120 continued west to Erie. (US 6 ended concurrent with U.S. Route 219, which ran east to Mt. Jewett along US 6 before turning north to New York.) US 6 also used present Pennsylvania Route 706, U.S. Route 11 and Pennsylvania Route 106 between Wyalusing and Carbondale, while U.S. Route 106 took the southerly route via Scranton.[4][5]

By the end of 1927, US 6 had replaced US 120 in running west from Kane to Erie (making US 120 no longer connect to its "parent" U.S. Route 20), and had swapped places with US 106 via Scranton; this took it along the Jefferson Highway. It was defined by AASHO to serve the following places in Pennsylvania: Erie, Waterford, Corry, Warren, Kane, Farmers Valley, Coudersport, Wellsboro, Canoe Camp, Mansfield, Towanda, Wyalusing, Tunkhannock, Clarks Summit, Scranton, Carbondale, Honesdale, Milford, and Matamoras.[6] By 1930 its west end was at 26th Street (U.S. Route 20) and State Street (US 6 - now Pennsylvania Route 505) in Erie. (By then U.S. Route 19 ended a block to the west on Peach Street, where it still ends today.)[7]

This original routing deviates majorly from present US 6 in the following places, roughly using the following current routes:[5]

In 1931,[3] US 6 was extended west to Greeley, Colorado. It left its old route - which then became U.S. Route 6N - at Waterford, and headed south on former Pennsylvania Route 5 and U.S. Route 19 and west on U.S. Route 322 and former Pennsylvania Route 77 into Ohio. This whole section from Waterford to Cleveland, Ohio was regarded as temporary, but the only change was a relocation by 1936 along Pennsylvania Route 79 from Union City west to US 19 south of Waterford. (Former US 6 from Mount Union to Waterford became Pennsylvania Route 97. At the same time, US 6N was moved to the rest of former PA 79 from US 19 west to U.S. Route 20 - its current route.)[8]

Since then, only minor realignments and bypasses have been made to the route of US 6.

Exit/Junction List

County Location Mile[9] Road Notes
Ohio state line
Crawford Sadsbury Township 13.4 PA-618.svg PA 618 Southern terminus of PA 618
Conneaut Lake 13.9 PA-285.svg PA 285 Western end of concurrency with PA 285
14.3 US 322.svgPA-18.svg US 322/PA 18 Western end of concurrencies with US 322 and PA 18
14.4 PA-285.svg PA 285 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 285
Sadsbury Township 15.3 PA-18.svg PA 18 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 18
Vernon Township 19.9 US 19.svgPA-98.svg US 19/PA 98 Southern end of concurrency with US 19, southern terminus of PA 98
21.0 I-79.svg I-79 Interstate 79 exit 147
21.8 PA-102.svg PA 102 Southern terminus of PA 102
Meadville 22.8 US 322.svg US 322 Eastern end of concurrency with US 322
Saegertown 29.3 PA-198.svg PA 198 Southern end of concurrency with PA 198
30.0 PA-198.svg PA 198 Northern end of concurrency with PA 198
Cambridge Springs 38.0 PA-408.svg PA 408 Western end of concurrency with PA 408, western terminus of PA 408
38.1 PA-408.svgPA-86.svg PA 408/PA 86 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 408, northern terminus of PA 86
38.2 PA-99.svg PA 99 Southern terminus of PA 99
Erie LeBoeuf Township 44.2 US 19.svgUS 6N.svg US 19/US 6N Northern end of concurrency with US 19, eastern terminus of US 6N
Union City 52.9 PA-8.svg PA 8 Southern end of concurrency with PA 8
53.5 PA-8.svg PA 8 Northern end of concurrency with PA 8
Elgin 59.2 PA-89.svg PA 89 Western end of concurrency with PA 89
Wayne Township 60.8 PA-89.svg PA 89 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 89
Corry 64.8 PA-426.svg PA 426
Warren Columbus 67.6 PA-957.svg PA 957 Western terminus of PA 957
Freehold 77.0 PA-958.svg PA 958 Southern terminus of PA 958
Pittsfield 82.6 PA-27.svg PA 27 Western end of concurrency with PA 27
Youngsville 85.3 PA-27.svg PA 27 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 27
Brokenstraw Township 89.1 US 62.svg US 62 Western end of concurrency with US 62, interchange
Warren 94.0 Business plate.svg
US 6.svgUS 62.svg US 6 BUS/US 62
Western terminus of US 6 BUS, eastern end of concurrency with US 62, interchange
Mead Township 96.9 Business plate.svg
US 6.svg US 6 BUS
Eastern terminus of US 6 BUS
97.1 PA-59.svg PA 59 Western terminus of PA 59
Sheffield 107.1 PA-666.svg PA 666 Eastern terminus of PA 666
McKean Kane 122.6 PA-66.svg PA 66 Northern terminus of PA 66
123.1 PA-321.svg PA 321 Western end of concurrency with PA 321
123.2 PA-321.svg PA 321 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 321
Lantz Corners 130.6 US 219.svg US 219
Marvindale 140.3 PA-146.svg PA 146 Western terminus of PA 146
Smethport 147.9 PA-59.svg PA 59 Eastern terminus of PA 59
148.9 PA-46.svg PA 46 Western end of concurrency with PA 46
East Smethport 149.6 PA-46.svg PA 46 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 46
Port Allegany 157.3 PA-155.svg PA 155 Northern end of concurrency with PA 155
158.5 PA-155.svg PA 155 Southern end of concurrency with PA 155
Potter Coudersport 174.7 PA-44.svg PA 44 Western end of concurrency with PA 44
176.7 PA-872.svg PA 872 Northern terminus of PA 872
Sweden Valley 178.8 PA-44.svg PA 44 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 44
Walton 189.3 PA-449.svg PA 449 Southern terminus of PA 449
Galeton 196.9 PA-144.svg PA 144 Northern terminus of PA 144
Tioga Gaines 201.5 PA-349.svg PA 349 Southern terminus of PA 349
Ansonia 208.9 PA-362.svg PA 362 Western terminus of PA 362
Delmar Township 216.9 PA-287.svg PA 287 Northern end of concurrency with PA 287
Wellsboro 219.5 PA-287.svgPA-660.svg PA 287/PA 660 Southern end of concurrency with PA 287, western end of concurrency with PA 660
Charleston Township 225.8 PA-660.svg PA 660 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 660
Mansfield 231.5 US 15.svg US 15 Interchange
232.2 Business plate.svg
US 15.svg US 15 BUS
Richmond Township 234.0 PA-549.svg PA 549 Southern terminus of PA 549
Bradford Troy 249.2 PA-14.svg PA 14 Western end of concurrency with PA 14
249.9 PA-14.svg PA 14 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 14
North Towanda Township 266.7 US 220.svg US 220 Interchange
Wysox 272.8 PA-187.svg PA 187
Wyalusing Township 280.3 PA-409.svg PA 409 Southern terminus of PA 409
Wyalusing 285.1 PA-706.svg PA 706 Western terminus of PA 706
Wyoming Braintrim Township (Skinners Eddy) 293.2 PA-367.svg PA 367 Southern terminus of PA 367
Meshoppen 300.2 PA-267.svg PA 267 Southern terminus of PA 267
Washington Township (Russell Hill) 303.6 PA-87.svg PA 87 Northern terminus of PA 87
Tunkhannock Township 307.8 Business plate.svg
US 6.svg US 6 BUS
Western terminus of US 6 BUS
Tunkhannock 309.6 PA-29.svg PA 29
Tunkhannock Township 310.2 PA-92.svg PA 92 Western end of concurrency with PA 92
310.4 Business plate.svg
US 6.svg US 6 BUS
Eastern terminus of US 6 BUS
312.7 PA-92.svg PA 92 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 92
Clinton Township 318.7 US 11.svg US 11 Northern end of concurrency with US 11
Factoryville 319.3 PA-107.svg PA 107 Western terminus of PA 107
Lackawanna LaPlume 321.3 PA-438.svg PA 438 Western terminus of PA 438
Dalton 323.1 PA-632.svg PA 632 Western terminus of PA 632, interchange
South Abington Township 328.0 PA-407.svg PA 407
328.2 I-81.svgI-476.svg I-81/I-476/
Business plate.svg
US 6.svgUS 11.svg US 6 BUS/US 11
Northern end of concurrency with I-81, I-81 exit 194; Northern terminus of I-476, I-476 exit 131; Western terminus of US 6 BUS; Southern end of concurrency with US 11
Scranton 331.0 Business plate.svg
US 6.svg US 6 BUS
I-81 exit 191
Dunmore 334.0 PA-347.svg PA 347 I-81 exit 188
335.6 I-81.svgI-84.svgI-380.svg
I-81/I-84/I-380
Southern end of concurrency with I-81, I-81 exit 187; Western terminus of I-84, I-84 exit 1; Northern terminus of I-380, I-380 exit 1
Jessup 340.2 PA-247.svg PA 247 Interchange
Mayfield 345.6 PA-107.svg PA 107 Eastern terminus of PA 107, interchange
Carbondale Township 350.6 Business plate.svg
US 6.svg US 6 BUS
Eastern terminus of US 6 BUS
Wayne Waymart 354.3 PA-296.svg PA 296
Prompton 358.5 PA-170.svg PA 170 Southern terminus of PA 170
Honesdale 362.8 PA-191.svg PA 191 Northern end of concurrency with PA 191
363.4 PA-191.svg PA 191 Southern end of concurrency with PA 191
Indian Orchard 366.2 PA-652.svg PA 652 Western terminus of PA 652
Hawley 371.6 PA-590.svg PA 590 Northern end of concurrency with PA 590
Wilsonville 373.5 PA-590.svg PA 590 Southern end of concurrency with PA 590
Pike Palmyra Township 374.9 PA-507.svg PA 507 Northern terminus of PA 507
377.4 PA-402.svg PA 402 Northern terminus of PA 402
Blooming Grove Township 380.9 PA-739.svg PA 739 Northern terminus of PA 739
384.7 PA-434.svg PA 434 Western end of concurrency with PA 434
384.7 PA-434.svg PA 434 Eastern end of concurrency with PA 434
Milford Township 395.5 I-84.svg I-84 I-84 exit 46
Milford 397.7 US 209.svg US 209 Southern end of concurrency with US 209
Westfall Township 402.9 I-84.svg I-84 I-84 exit 53
New York state line
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Scranton-Carbondale

County Municipality SR # Destinations Notes
Lackawanna Dunmore 8024 I-81.svg Interstate 81 south - Wilkes-Barre westbound exit and eastbound entrance: Throop Dunmore Interchange
8024 I-81.svgUS 6.svg Interstate 81 north; U.S. Route 6 west - Binghamton, NY westbound exit and eastbound entrance: Throop Dunmore Interchange
8024 I-84.svgI-380.svg Interstate 84 east; Interstate 380 south - Mt. Pocono; Milford westbound exit and eastbound entrance: Throop Dunmore Interchange
Throop 8026 1 Marshwood Road - Mount Cobb; Throop (State Route 2008)
Olyphant 8028 2 Lackawanna Avenue - Olyphant Robert P. Casey Highway
Jessup 8030 3 Pennsylvania Route 247 - Jessup
Archbald 8032 4 Salem Road - Archbald; Cortez (State Route 1012)
Mayfield 8034 5 Pennsylvania Route 107 - Jermyn; Mayfield
Carbondale Township 8036 6 Meredith Street - Carbondale; Childs (State Route 1039)
7 Business plate.svg
US 6.svg U.S. Route 6 Business - Carbondale (State Route 6006)
at-grade intersection

External links

References

  1. ^ Official Route Numbering for the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, August 14, 1957
    Note: the corridor had already been shifted south by September 1955, but the numbering was done on a map from August 2, 1947.
  2. ^ U.S. 22 - The William Penn Highway
  3. ^ a b Richard F. Weingroff, U.S. 6 - The Grand Army of the Republic Highway
  4. ^ United States System of Highways, November 11, 1926
  5. ^ a b 1927 map of Pennsylvania
  6. ^ United States Numbered Highways, 1927
  7. ^ 1930 map of Pennsylvania, back sidePDF (5.75 MiB)
  8. ^ Ohio Transportation Maps
  9. ^ Google Maps
U.S. Route 6
Previous state:
Ohio
Pennsylvania Next state:
New York

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