Pennsylvania Route 148

Pennsylvania Route 148 (PA 148) is a 6.5-mile-long (10.5 km), north–south state highway located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at PA 48 in McKeesport. The northern terminus is at US 30 in East McKeesport.[2]

PA Route 148 marker

PA Route 148
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length6.50 mi[1] (10.46 km)
Existed1928–present
Major junctions
South end PA 48 / Orange Belt in McKeesport
North end US 30 / Yellow Belt in East McKeesport
Location
CountiesAllegheny County, Pennsylvania
Highway system
PA 147PA 149

Route descriptionEdit

The street names along PA 148 include Walnut Street, Lysle Boulevard, and 5th Avenue.

PA 148 begins in the city of McKeesport, just outside the town of Versailles, and goes northwest, paralleling the Youghiogheny River to downtown McKeesport. In downtown McKeesport, 148 turns east to parallel the Monongahela River to an interchange with the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge and Bowman Avenue. The route continues northeast to the town of East McKeesport where it terminates at US 30.

Three of the Allegheny County belt system routes connect with PA 148. The Orange Belt intersects with PA 148's southern terminus. The Yellow Belt runs along PA 148 for 4 miles from Walnut St. in downtown McKeesport to its northern terminus at U.S. 30 in East McKeesport. The Green Belt terminates at the interchange with the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge.

HistoryEdit

The route was first signed in 1928, from the current PA 48 alignment to US 30.[3] In the 1950s, the route changed alignment to its current route,[4] with minor fluctuations through the years.

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Allegheny County.

Locationmi[5]kmDestinationsNotes
McKeesport0.000.00   PA 48 / Orange Belt (Long Run Road / Walnut Street)Southern terminus of PA 148
1.862.99   
  PA 148 Truck north (13th Street)
2.514.04    
   PA 148 Truck south / Yellow Belt (Market Street)
Southern end of Yellow Belt concurency
3.56–
3.93
5.73–
6.32
   Green Belt (McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge) to PA 837 / Bowman Avenue – Duquesne, East PittsburghSoutheastern terminus of Green Belt
East McKeesport6.5010.46   US 30 (Lincoln Highway) / Yellow Belt (5th Avenue)Northern terminus of PA 148 and its concurrency with the Yellow Belt
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 148 TruckEdit

 

 

PA Route 148 Truck
LocationMcKeesport, Pennsylvania
Existed1976–present

Pennsylvania Route 148 Truck is a 1-mile-long (1.6 km) truck route located in Allegheny County in Pennsylvania. The entire route lies in the town of McKeesport. There have been times where the route was unsigned, but in 2006, markers were erected. The route follows Market Street, three blocks to the west and significantly wider than Walnut Street, which mainline Route 148 follows.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Allegheny County, Pennsylvania General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2007-09-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/Statewide/Historic_OTMs/1950bk.pdf
  5. ^ "PennDOT VideoLog - Allegheny County - Route 0148". Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. October 19, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2012.

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