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PA 253(N-S)/PA 453(N-S) Duplex

PA 253 and PA 453 form a same-way duplex for 4 mi from Viola to Ramey in Clearfield County.


Timothy Reichard 8/5/01

These PA x53 shields stand just north of Viola. All three towns on the green mileage sign have a terminus: PA 729 in Janesville, PA 253 in Houtzdale, and PA 453 in Curwensville.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

Heading south to the southern split, the mileage sign precedes the split. Both listed towns have a duplex with one of the splitting routes: Business US 220/PA 453 in Tyrone and PA 253/PA 865 in Glasgow.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

Just ahead, PA 253 splits off to the southwest. The sign assembly is unusual, since it shares the SOUTH banner.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

Here are the first reassurance shields of PA 453 (left) and PA 253 (right) after the southern split.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

PA 253 sees a clearer version of these signs at the southern split. The mileage sign reads: Houtzdale 7 / Curwensville 34 / Tyrone 12.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

A half mile from the southern split, PA 153 ends at PA 253/PA 453 in Viola.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/5/01

The photo shows the rare instance of three sibling routes (or even three family routes) at the same intersection or on the same signpost. PA 153 meets the PA 253/PA 453 just ahead.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

These are the last few feet of PA 153.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

These are the mileage signs at the end of the road. Note the little white sign for SR 153, which shows segment 2. Usually the southernmost segment of a N-S two-lane road like PA 153 is segment 10, but lower numbers were used because PA 153 was extended from its prior southern terminus at PA 53.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

PA 729 also ends at PA 253/PA 453. Here is the Janesville terminus along southbound PA 253/PA 453.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/5/01

While PA 253/PA 453 bypasses Janesville to the east, PA 729's last mile penetrates the heart of the town to reach the terminus here.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

These are the signs seen at the end of PA 729. Both PA 253 and PA 453 have a duplex a town in the top mileage signs, and both routes have a northern terminus in a town on the southern mileage sign: PA 253 in Houtzdale and PA 453 in Curwensville.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

Three miles to the north in the quiet neighborhood of Ramey, PA 253 and PA 453 split.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/14/02

Here are the first reassurance shields as the duplex begins.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/5/01

These shields stand further south. This photo and the last one show the main reassurance shields styles used throughout the 4-mile duplex, including many mileage signs.

 

 

Terraserver Imagery

  • Topo. 1976 · PA 253/PA 453 duplex from Ramey to east of Janesville, incorrectly shown as US 253/US 453; PA 153 had not been commissioned but would later follow the road through Ginter and Morann
  • Aerial 1993 · PA 729 ST and PA 153 ST along PA 253/PA 453
  • Aerial 1994 · PA 253/PA 453 southern split
  • Aerial 1994 · PA 253/PA 453 northern split

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