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Altoona, PA

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A Brief History

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The longest business route in Pennsylvania, which just become longer still in 2003–04, follows old US 220 from Bald Eagle, through Tyrone and Altoona, to Sproul. US 220 was moved section by section onto the new I-99 freeway between Altoona and Bald Eagle. Once most of the freeway relocation was complete in the mid-to-late-1990s, Business US 220 was signed first in Altoona and later northward to Bald Eagle and southward to Sproul. For now, Business US 220's north end is at US 220/PA 350 in Bald Eagle, but it may change by 2007 when the I-99/US 220 freeway is complete from there to State College. Business US 220 might be extended "northward" by a mile south to the soon-to-be-rebuilt PA 350 interchange with I-99/US 220, or the business route might be extended northward to Port Matilda or beyond to meet the new Alternate US 220 even further north. The southern end of Business US 220 was moved in 2003–04 from I-99/US 220 on the south side of Altoona to the Sproul exit 15 miles to the south. Between the ends, PA 453, PA 764, PA 36, US 22, and PA 164 run concurrently with the business route. Business US 220 follows: Pennsylvania Avenue, Tenth Street, and Washington Avenue in Tyrone; Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Valley View Boulevard (northbound), and Plank Road in Altoona; and William Penn Highway and Old Route 220 south of Altoona.

Northern End | Historic Northern End | Historic Southern End | Southern End

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Northern End · US 220/PA 350, Bald Eagle

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Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

Southbound on PA 350 in Bald Eagle. US 220 enters from the left and follows PA 350 straight ahead to I-99's northern end. To the right, Business US 220 begins. The first reassurance shields along Business US 220 is at the Tipton exit, 8 miles to the south!

 


Timothy Reichard 8/5/01

Heading north on Business US 220, JCT US 220/PA 350 shields stand to announce the intersection.

 


Timothy Reichard 8/5/01

Just ahead, Business US 220 ends.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/7/02

At the intersection, PA 350 is signed to head only to the left, but also heads southbound to the right.

More photos are available on the US 220/PA 350 multiplex page.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1993): Business US 220 enters from the southwest and ends at US 220/PA 350.

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Historic Northern End · I-99/US 220, Altoona

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Business US 220 was initially designated only as far north as Altoona, ending at I-99/US 220 at Exit 33 or 39.

No photos of the historic northern end have been submitted.

 

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Southern End · I-99/US 220, Sproul

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Business US 220 was extended to the Sproul exit (Exit 15) of I-99/US 220 in 2003–04.

No photos of this end have been submitted.

 

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Historic Southern End · I-99/US 220, south of Altoona

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Timothy Reichard 12/22/02

Northbound on I-99/US 220 at the Plank Road/Business US 220 exit. Guide signs were added to I-99/US 220 before Business US 220 was signed, but for some reason, Business US 220 is not shown as following Plank Road.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1993): Business US 220's previous south end at the interchange with I-99/US 220.

 

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