According to Bestitude, US 62 is a US Highway in the US state of Pennsylvania. The road forms an east-west route through the northwest of the state, running from the Ohio border at Sharon through Franklin and Warren to the New York state border. The route is 190 kilometers long.
US 62 at Hermitage.
In the town of Sharon, US 62 in Ohio enters Pennsylvania from Youngstown and then heads east on 2×2 lanes to Hermitage before narrowing to a single-lane country road. The area through which one passes is slightly sloping with quite a few forest areas. In the village of Mercer you cross the US 19. Shortly afterwards you cross the Interstate 79. The road then bends to the northeast and enters a somewhat more hilly area. After about 35 kilometers you reach Franklin, a small town on the Allegheny River. This is where the US 322 crosses.
US 62 follows the course of the Allegheny River here, passes through Oil City and crosses the river several times after that. There is a quiet hilly route along the river to the north passing through the Allegheny National Forest. At the village of Irvine, the road merges with US 6 from Cleveland, after which both roads are double -numbered for 10 kilometers and have 2×2 lanes. In Warren, US 62 turns north for the last 15 kilometers to the New York state border. US 62 in New York then continues towards Buffalo.
US 62 was added to the network in 1930. The Pennsylvania route was created in 1932 when US 62 was extended from Kentucky to New York State . US 62 is not a major route for Pennsylvania, through traffic uses Interstate 90.
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The Pottstown Expressway is part of US 422 in Pennsylvania, northwest of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The road forms a northwest arterial road, running from Pottstown to King of Prussia, a sub-centre of the conurbation. The route is 48 kilometers long.
Just west of Pottstown, single-storey, multi-lane US 422 from Reading becomes a freeway over the bank of the Schuylkill River. At the center of Pottstown one crosses State Route 100, an underlying link from West Chester to Allentown. The highway here has 2×2 lanes and follows the east bank of the Schuylkill to the south, passing through several small suburbs that are quite far from Philadelphia. Urbanization is slowly increasing towards the south, although the building density is quite low and the area from the highway looks more rural than urban. You then arrive in King of Prussia, a small suburb where there is a lot of employment. The Pottstown Expressway provides access to various office parks here. The highway then goes under thePennsylvania Turnpike, although there is no direct connection with it. Shortly thereafter, US 422 ends at an interchange with US 202, an east-west highway from West Chester to Norristown.
In 1932, a plan was unveiled for a system of parkways in and around Philadelphia, including a parkway from Valley Forge to Reading. Without New York City ‘s politically strong Robert Moses, the plan never came to fruition. In 1964, the Pennsylvania Department of Highways proposed the Schuylkill Extension, a new US 422 highway to Reading. It was designated as a high priority route.
Construction began in 1965 over 4 kilometers between US 202 and PA-363, which opened to traffic in 1967. That same year, the Pottstown bypass opened for 14 kilometers. In 1970, environmental studies began to build the missing 13 miles between Pottstown and Audubon. Construction began on 9 kilometers between PA-29 and Lewis Road in 1975, which opened to traffic in 1978. At the end of the 1970s, however, there was a shortage of money and there were still two missing links. This problem was solved in 1981 when Pennsylvania received money to compensate for the unbuilt I-895 between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 1984 the 10-kilometer section between Betzwood and Collegeville opened and in 1985 the final 4-kilometer stretch between Linfield and Sanatoga.
In 1969, it was proposed to extend the Pottstown Expressway a few miles to the then-planned I-476 at Radnor. This section was supposed to be about 10 kilometers long but was canceled in 1977 due to lack of funds, when the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation froze all planned highways.
Between Pottstown and Reading there is also 14 kilometers of highway missing. The highway runs through Reading, but ends just east of I-176. In 1967 it was proposed to build this missing link. This project was also canceled in 1977. In 2005, these plans resurfaced after almost 30 years, but encountered problems with financing because politicians prefer an extension of a light rail through the Schuylkill Valley.
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