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Business US 220(N-S)/PA 453(N-S) Duplex

Business US 220 and PA 453 join for a few blocks through Tyrone in Blair County.


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

PA 453 follows a zigzagging path through Tyrone. The route takes four turns to get through town. At this turn PA 453 turns onto Business US 220.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

Just ahead, another PA 453 shield points to the south. The northern part of PA 453 is signed also as "TRUCK ROUTE", ending at this intersection.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

Here is the view of the northern split along Business US 220 southbound.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

A third view shows the start of the truck route portion of PA 453. This view is along Business US 220/PA 453 northbound.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

Here is the duplex through Tyrone. The signs at the right read SOUTH PA 453 and TO I-99.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

A few blocks ahead, PA 453 splits off to its new (as of 1976) four-lane alignment to meet the I-99/US 220 expressway.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

Turning left onto PA 453, I-99/US 220 is well signed here.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

Just head, overhead signs for US 220 appear, with I-99 shields along the side of the road. This is how most of I-99/US 220 is signed. The US 220 expressway from Bald Eagle to Bedford was originally a Tyrone bypass (US 220) and a Bedford bypass (also US 220). Those bypasses were opened in the 1970s, but the I-99 designation was not assigned until the bypasses were connected in the mid-1990s. US 220 overhead big green signs with I-99 shields along the side of the road are common.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

Heading back to town along PA 453 northbound, PA 453 turns right here from the four-lane highway to the two-lane street that is Business US 220. You may have noticed that not a single Business US 220 sign has appeared in any of these photos! In fact, Tyrone does not have any Business US 220 shields anywhere. Business US 220 is signed at its northern terminus north of town. If you begin on Business US 220 there and follow the business route southward, the first Business US 220 shield appears at the Tipton exit of I-99—7 miles to the south! I-99 is known to be poorly and cheaply signed in the region—Business US 220 is even worse with its lack of signs.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

Before the US 220 Tyrone bypass was completed in the 1970s, US 220 went through town as Business US 220 does today (though probably with signs to confirm this). PA 453 used to follow US 220 south to this intersection, one block south of the current Business US 220/PA 453 split. This view is along Business US 220 (former US 220) northbound, which turns left. Old PA 453 split and headed straight ahead here after entering from the left. Business US 220 was designated in Tyrone in 1998, but never signed. PA 453 stood alone in Tyrone from the 1970s until then.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

Just ahead is an old PA 453 shield from the pre-bypass routing. This road is now SR 1012. Business US 220 is SR 4027 where not concurrently signed with PA 453—PA 453 retains its SR 0453 designation along the Business US 220/PA 453 duplex.

 

Local Names

BUSINESS
220
North
Pennsylvania Avenue
453
North
Fourteenth Street
BUSINESS
220
453
Duplex
Pennsylvania Avenue
BUSINESS
220
South
Pennsylvania Avenue
453
South
Eleventh Street

 

Terraserver Imagery

  • 1976 Topo. · PA 453 in Tyrone after US 220 relocation and before Business US 220 designation.
  • 1995 Topo. · PA 453 in Tyrone after US 220 relocation and before Business US 220 designation.
  • 1994 Aerial · Business US 220/PA 453 duplex

Adjacent Multiplexes

BUSINESS
220
764
253
453
TRUCK
45
453

 

 


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