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PA 44 and PA 642 join for a 1.5 mile unnecessary duplex south of Jerseytown in Columbia County.
The eastern terminus of PA 642 is at PA 44 and PA 254 in Jerseytown. This view is from PA 44 northbound/PA 642 eastbound. PA 44 and PA 642 are duplexed for the easternmost stretch of PA 642. PA 642 could have ended at the PA 44/PA 642 split just to the south, but instead the routes are unnecessarily duplexed to meet PA 254.
After rounding the curve and doing an about-face, one can see the first route markers south of PA 642's eastern end.
Here is a closer view of the first reassurance shields.
These are the last few feet of PA 642. This view is along PA 44 northbound/PA 642 eastbound.
PA 44 southbound meets the two routes in Jerseytown announced first by these junction shields.
PA 254 intersects at the stop sign. PA 642 begins there and duplexes with PA 44.
Here is the view along PA 254 eastbound.
A mile and a half to the south of Jerseytown, PA 642 splits off to the west. This intersection is the southern split.
Here PA 642 meets PA 44 at the southern split. Since PA 642 ends at PA 254, and PA 44 already connects this intersection to PA 254, the PA 642 designation is not needed along PA 44. This intersection could serve as the eastern terminus of PA 642, but for whatever reason, the unnecessary duplex is signed.
Here is the approach of PA 642 to PA 44 at the southern split. PA 642 splits into two two-lane roads. Traffic making a right turn must stop, but curiously, left-turning traffic need only to yield.
Here are the street signs at the southern split. The PA 44/PA 642 duplex is Buckhorn Road, which follows PA 44 toward Buckhorn. PA 642 heads toward Danville along Danville Road.
Here are the shields along Buckhorn Road near the southern split.
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