Ridgway is home to one of the rarer breeds of US Highways: truck
routes. US 219/PA 948 northbound descends a steep, curvy grade to
enter Ridgway. Truck US 219 is a northbound alternative for trucks,
which initially bypasses Ridgway to the east, loops around a straight
angle to meet PA 120, and then follows PA 120 (Front Street and Depot
Street) into Ridgway to reconenct to US 219/PA 948 in town. Southbound
truck traffic takes US 219/PA 948 directly. The truck route and US
219 itself each have two runaway truck ramps for the descent.
Northern End | Southern
End · US 219/PA 948 & PA 120, Ridgway
Truck US 219 is signed to end right as it descends to meet PA 120.
PennDOT's 2003 Elk County map shows the truch route continuing along
PA 120 into Ridgway.
photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1993): Truck US 219 meeting PA 120.
photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1993): Truck US 219/PA 120 ending at
US 219/PA 948.
End · US 219/PA 948, southeast of Ridgway.
No photos of the southern beginning have been submitted.
photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1993): Truck US 219 beginning at US 219/PA