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US 222(N-S)/PA 272(N-S, unsigned) Duplex

222 272

US Route 222 and Pennsylvania Route 272 join twice. The northern duplex runs for 6 miles through Lancaster in Lancaster County. The southbound duplex is joined by Pennsylvania Route 72 for a block in northern Lancaster in the US 222/PA 72/PA 272 duplex. US 222 and PA 272 join again to the south.


Timothy Reichard 10/12/02

Southbound on US 222/PA 272. PA 272 seems to disappear through Lancaster, and here coming out of the south side of the city, a Junction sign appears for the route as though PA 272 were not following US 222.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/12/02

US 222 turns left to the east on PA 741 east.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/12/02

The southern split of US 222/PA 272. US 222 joins PA 741, then PA 372, and then PA 272 again to the south.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/12/02

Westbound on US 222/PA 741 as US 222 splits from PA 741 and joins PA 272 north.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/12/02

The southern split along PA 272.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/12/02

PA 272 north as US 222 north joins just ahead at PA 741. PA 272 is about to disappear for most of the duplex, only to reappear north of the city. The US 222/PA 272 duplex is signed much like a Maryland multiplex, where one route technically ends and then begins at the other end of the "multiplex."

Through Lancaster, US 222/PA 272 is signed as US 222 only and follows one-way streets. In the southbound direction, US 222/PA 272 follows PA 72 north for a block.

 


Timothy Reichard 10/12/02

North of the southern split, the first evidence of PA 272 is at PA 501's southern end, just south of the Lancaster bypass (US 30). US 222/PA 272 veers to the right onto the Oregon Pike as the Lititz Pike becomes PA 501. PA 272 is also signed with a Maryland-like TO banner in other places along the duplex.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/27/04

Far from the beginning of the northbound duplex, both routes are finally signed as a normal duplex.

 

 


Timothy Reichard 3/27/04

Just ahead, US 222 leaves PA 272 to join its third consecutive multiplex, US 222/US 30. US 222 joins the Lancaster expressway bypass (US 30) for one exit, then heads northeast on its own freeway to Reading, where it meets US 422. PA 272 takes over US 222's old alignment for half that distance.

 

 

 

Local Names

North
222

Lincoln Highway
York Road (SB)
Lititz Pike (SB)

North
272

Oregon Pike

Duplex
222
272

Oregon Pike
Lititz Pike
Lititz Avenue
Route 222 (SB)
Prince Street (SB)
Lime Street (NB)
Church Street (NB)
Queen Street (NB)
Willow Street Pike

South
222

Long Lane
Beaver Valley Pike

South
272

Willow Street Pike

 

Terraserver Imagery

  • 1996 Topo. · US 222/PA 272 northern split before the US 30 bypass reconstruction
  • 1992 Topo. · US 222/PA 272 southern split
  • 1999 Aerial · US 222/PA 272 northern split during the US 30 bypass reconstruction
  • 1999 Aerial · US 222/PA 272 southern split

 

Adjacent Multiplexes

30
222

North to Lancaster

222
501

North to Glen Moore

222
72
272

Lancaster

222
741

South to Willow Street

222
272

South to Wakefield

 

 

 
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