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PA 253 and PA 453 form a same-way duplex for 4 mi from Viola to Ramey in Clearfield County.
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.
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.
Just ahead, PA 253 splits off to the southwest. The sign assembly is unusual, since it shares the SOUTH banner.
Here are the first reassurance shields of PA 453 (left) and PA 253 (right) after the southern split.
PA 253 sees a clearer version of these signs at the southern split. The mileage sign reads: Houtzdale 7 / Curwensville 34 / Tyrone 12.
A half mile from the southern split, PA 153 ends at PA 253/PA 453 in Viola.
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.
These are the last few feet of PA 153.
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.
PA 729 also ends at PA 253/PA 453. Here is the Janesville terminus along southbound PA 253/PA 453.
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.
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.
Three miles to the north in the quiet neighborhood of Ramey, PA 253 and PA 453 split.
Here are the first reassurance shields as the duplex begins.
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.
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