Pennsylvania Route 442

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PA Route 442 marker

PA Route 442
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length 14.701 mi[1] (23.659 km)
Existed 1928 – present
Major junctions
West end PA 405 in Muncy
East end PA 42 in Iola
Location
Counties Lycoming, Columbia
Highway system
PA 441PA 443

Pennsylvania Route 442 (designated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as PA 442) is a 14.7-mile-long (23.7 km) state highway located in Lycoming and Columbia Counties in Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at Route 405 in Muncy. The eastern terminus is at Route 42 in Iola.

Route description[edit]

Pennsylvania Route 442 approaching its eastern terminus at Pennsylvania Route 42 near Iola.

Route 442 begins at a T-intersection with Pennsylvania Route 405 and East Penn Street in the borough of Muncy, Pennsylvania. Route 442 proceeds to the southeast from Route 405, passing through a mix of residences and fields, before entering Muncy Creek Township, where it passes a park. At about that point, Route 442 makes a gradual bend to the east and passes more residences before a turn to the southeast, where it enters Clarkstown. At the edge of Clarkstown, the highway passes some large industry and soon into a long stretch of residences before leaving after the intersection with Turkey Bottom Road. Route 442 continues southeastward for a while, passing a slew of residences and fields before entering dense woods near the intersection with Rock Road. At that point, the highway makes another gradual bend, curving to the northeast, and soon east into Moreland Township. The stretch through Moreland Township is rural, with Route 442 passing through a mix of fields and woods. After the intersection with P Houseknecht Road, the highway returns to its windy nature and bends to the southeast, and soon eastward once again. After starting another stretch eastbound, Route 442 leaves Moreland Township for Franklin Township, where the highway passes south of the community of Chestnut Grove, a small stretch of houses north of Route 442. After crossing south of Chestnut Grove, Route 442 crosses the county line into Columbia County.[2]

Upon entering Columbia County, Pennsylvania Route 42 is immediately in Pine Township's local community of Pine Summit, a small stretch of houses north and south of the highway. The highway continues onto another elongated bend to the southeast, into the dense woods of Pine Township. This southeastern descent turns into a southward one after Shingle Run Road, where the dense woods begin to break up once again. Route 442 curves to the southeast once again, entering the outskirts of Iola, where the highway intersects with Pennsylvania Route 42. This intersection serves as Route 442's eastern terminus.[2]

Pennsylvania Route 442 near its western terminus looking west

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
LycomingMuncy Township0.0000.000 PA 405 to I-180 / East Penn Street – Muncy, Hughesville
ColumbiaGreenwood Township14.70123.659 PA 42 – Millville, Laporte
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Microsoft; Nokia (December 21, 2011). "Overview map of Pennsylvania Route 442" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved December 21, 2011. 

External links[edit]

KML is from Wikidata
  • Kitsko, Jeffrey J. (2011). "PA 442". Pennsylvania Highways. pp. 401–450. Retrieved December 20, 2011.