Pennsylvania Route 837 (PA 837) is a state route located in western Pennsylvania. The southern terminus of the route is at Pennsylvania Route 88 in the Carroll Township hamlet of Wickerham Manor. The northern terminus is at U.S. Route 19 and Pennsylvania Route 51 in downtown Pittsburgh at the junction of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers. The highway parallels the Monongahela River for all of its route with the exceptions of its extreme north and south ends. Popular amusement park Kennywood is located along this route.

PA Route 837 marker

PA Route 837
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length40.3 mi[2] (64.9 km)
ExistedMay 27, 1935[1]–present
Major junctions
South end PA 88 in Carroll Township
  I-376 in Pittsburgh
North end US 19 / PA 51 / PA 60 in Pittsburgh
Location
CountiesWashington, Allegheny
Highway system
PA 836PA 838

Route descriptionEdit

Washington CountyEdit

PA 837 begins at PA 88 in Carroll Township. It actually starts toward the east-southeast toward Donora. Before entering Donora, it turns to the north and passes the Monessen Bridge and becomes S. McKean Avenue. It leaves Donora as Meldon Avenue after passing the former site of the Donora-Webster Bridge at 10th Street.

After turning west, PA 837 enters Monongahela where it meets PA 88 again. It joins PA 88 for 2.5 miles (4.0 km) through Monongahela and New Eagle. After rounding another bend in the Monongahela River, PA 837 heads for West Elizabeth. Sixteen miles of PA 837 is in Washington County.[2]

Allegheny CountyEdit

In West Elizabeth PA 837 is known as 5th Street (alternately, the Charles McDevitt Memorial Highway, after the former Mayor of that town) before it intersects PA 51 at the Elizabeth Bridge and turns back to the northwest toward Clairton. In Clairton, PA 837 is known as State Street and passes the Clairton Works, a large coke manufacturer. Paralleling the Monongahela River, winds through Dravosburg and Duquesne. Upon leaving Duquesne, Route 837 becomes Kennywood Blvd. as it passes Kennywood Park, a well-known amusement park in western Pennsylvania.

Shortly after passing Kennywood, PA 837 becomes 8th Avenue in Homestead. In Homestead, the highway passes The Waterfront, a large shopping center on the banks of the Monongahela. West of Homestead, PA 837 encounters a complex interchange with PA 885, Baldwin Rd., and Glass Run Rd.

 
PA 837 at Station Square

PA 837 becomes EastCarson Street in the South Side Flats neighborhood of Pittsburgh. EastCarson Street is the main road of a major business district in the South SidEast Carson Street then passes Station Square before travelling under the Fort Pitt Bridge and ending at the West End Circle.

PA 837 spends almost 25 miles (40 km) in Allegheny County. It is the south end of five bridges in Pittsburgh and passes under two others.[2]

Allegheny County Belt routesEdit

Two of Allegheny County's colored belt routes align PA 837:

  • Blue Belt (3.5 miles) from Becks Run Road in Baldwin to Homestead Grays Bridge in Homestead
  • Green Belt (4 miles) from Rankin Bridge in Whitaker to McKeesport/Duquesne Bridge in Duquesne

A portion of the Orange Belt that was decommissioned in the 1970s also ran along PA 837 for 2.5 miles from the Regis Malady Bridge in Elizabeth to Finleyville-Elrama Road in Elrama

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
WashingtonCarroll Township0.00.0   PA 88 (Country Club Road) to PA Turnpike 43 – Charleroi, MonongahelaSouthern terminus of PA 837
Donora   Donora-Monessen Bridge to I-70 / PA 906 – MonessenInterchange
Monongahela8.513.7   PA 88 south / PA 136 east – CharleroiSouthern terminus of PA 88 / PA 136 concurrency
8.714.0  PA 481 south (Park Avenue) / First StreetNorthern terminus of PA 481
9.715.6   PA 136 west (Dry Run Road) to PA Turnpike 43 – Eighty FourNorthern terminus of PA 136 concurrency
New Eagle10.917.5  PA 88 north (Union Street) – FinleyvilleNorthern terminus of PA 88 concurrency
AlleghenyWest Elizabeth17.828.6  PA 51 – Pittsburgh, ElizabethInterchange
Clairton20.833.5  PA 885 north (Walnut Avenue)Southern terminus of PA 885
Duquesne26.442.5   Green Belt (McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge) to PA 148 – McKeesportInterchange, southern terminus of Green Belt concurrency
Whitaker31.851.2   Green Belt (Rankin Bridge) to I-376 – SwissvaleSouthwest end of bridge, northern terminus of Green Belt concurrency
Homestead32.151.7  Blue Belt (Homestead Grays Bridge) / West StreetSoutheast end of bridge, eastern terminus of Blue Belt concurrency
Pittsburgh33.654.1  PA 885 (Glenwood Bridge/Mifflin Road) / Glass Run RoadInterchange
35.457.0  Blue Belt (Becks Run Road) – CarrickWestern terminus of Blue Belt concurrency
36.658.9Hot Metal Street
37.159.7Birmingham BridgeOaklandSouth end of Birmingham Bridge
37.961.0S. Tenth StreetDowntownSouth end of South Tenth Street Bridge
38.862.4Smithfield Street BridgeDowntownSouth end of Smithfield Street Bridge
39.864.1     I-376 east / US 22 east / US 30 east (Penn-Lincoln Parkway/Fort Pitt Bridge) to I-279 northExit 69C (I-376); access only from PA 837 south to I-376 east / I-376 west to PA 837 north
40.364.9   US 19 / PA 51 (West End Bridge) – McKees Rocks, West End, Airport
  PA 60 north (South Main Street) – Crafton
Northern terminus of PA 837, southern terminus of PA 60
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 837 TruckEdit

 

 

PA Route 837 Truck
LocationWest Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
Existed2007–present

Pennsylvania Route 837 Truck is a truck route of PA 837 signed in 2007.

The route was established for trucks coming onto PA 837 from PA 51 south. It first utilizes the exit ramps from PA 837 to PA 51 south. It follows PA 51 south to an interchange at Ridge Road. It turns left on Ridge Road and makes a U-Turn back onto PA 51 north. It then utilizes the PA 51 exit ramps to PA 837.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Make Changes in Route Numbers". The Morning Call. April 18, 1935. p. 2. Retrieved May 2, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ a b c d Google (June 22, 2014). "Pennsylvania Route 837" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 22, 2014.

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