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US Route 222 and Pennsylvania Route 272 join twice. The southern duplex runs for a half-mile through Penn Hill in Lancaster County. US 222/PA 272 join again to the north.
The southern split of US 222/PA 272 near Wakefield. Both routes cross into Maryland and become Maryland State Routes. 272 is a convenient number that fits into the numbering schemes in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. PA 272 meets PA 372 on its way to PA 72 in Lancaster, following the 2-digit parent route/3-digit child route scheme, while MD 272 exists in the midst of similarly numbered routes, such as MD 273, MD 274, MD 275.... US 222 crosses into the Maryland as well, ending at US 1, and then continuing south past US 40 to MD 7 (old US 40) as MD 222.
Northbound on US 222 at the southern split. US 222 is the main route in this area, and PA 272 is a minor route. That situation changes twice to the north.
Northbound reassurance shields on this short duplex. The PA 272 has either fallen, or like the northern duplex, has been omitted.
The two routes split around the bend at a Y-intersection.
The northern split of US 222/PA 272. North of this spot, US 222 takes a windy, circuitous route toward Lancaster. PA 272 becomes the major road to Lancaster on a better-quality two-lane road.
Southbound on PA 272 at the northern split. As US 222 approaches from the left, there are short right-turning lanes to avoid the main intersection.
Southbound reassurance shields in Penn Hill. Maryland is about three miles ahead.
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