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PA 116 and PA 194 join for three blocks through Hanover in York County. PA 116/PA 194 appears to follow two routings through Hanover, one old and one new. (After visiting Hanover and shooting these photos, and then comparing to the PennDOT 2001 York County Map, the signed routings and the mapped routings do not match.) PA 116/PA 194 followed the main (two-way) E-W street through Hanover. PA 116 eastbound/PA 194 northbound still follows that street, while PA 116 westbound/PA 194 southbound follows either that street of the next paralleling (one-way) street to the north. Two routings work because PA 116 meets PA 194 on the east end of town where PA 194 is split onto two streets; there is more discussion of this below.
Old PA 116/PA 194 shields along the main E-W street of town, approaching PA 94 at the traffic signal. The signs direct traffic forward through the intersection. The decision to split PA 194 onto two streets was made in the past few years.
To the south, PA 94 northbound traffic sees the old junction shields. The traffic signal ahead marks the intersection of PA 94 and PA 116/PA 194 at the main E-W street in Hanover.
Turning right (north) at the traffic signal of the first photo, or continuing past the main E-W street in the second photo, PA 94 northbound traffic sees these newer shields, indicating that PA 116 westbound/PA 194 southbound heads left at the next E-W street, which runs one way (to the left) as the newer routing. PA 94 traffic is instructed to use this street, rather than the main E-W street, for PA 116 westbound/PA 194 southbound, even though the shields in the first photo showed that PA 116 westbound/PA 194 southbound followed the main E-W street instead.
Turning left (west) onto that one-way street, a confirmation shield stands for PA 194, with the WEST PA 116 shield missing.
Two blocks ahead at the western split, PA 116 splits off from PA 194 at the traffic signal ahead, shown with a new sign.
Here is the view of the same intersection from PA 116 eastbound. PA 116 eastbound traffic must continue one more block to merge with PA 194 northbound. PA 194 southbound continues here to the right on the one-way street.
Continuing forward on PA 116 eastbound and turning left (east), PA 116 joins PA 194 and heads along the main (two-way) E-W street back to PA 94 ahead.
A block past PA 94, PA 116 and PA 194 split here at the eastern split.
From PA 116 westbound, one must turn left onto the main two-way street to follow PA 116 westbound/PA 194 southbound.
A few feet ahead, the PA 194 shields are shown. Because PA 194 splits onto the two E-W streets to the right of this intersection, and because PA 116 westbound should head left, this "alternate" PA 194 southbound was signed on the main two-way E-W street through town. PA 116 westbound could just as well continue forward a block to meet the one-way PA 194 southbound, but for whatever reason, the street to traverse that block is not desired for state route use. Thus PA 116 heads left here toward PA 94 on the main (two-way) E-W street, next seeing the old shields in the first photo.
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