Pennsylvania 10 runs 44.1 miles from Pennsylvania 472 at Oxford, Chester County to U.S. 222 Business (Lancaster Avenue) in Reading, Berks County. The state route provides a through route from U.S. 1 to Morgantown and the confluence of Pennsylvania 23, Interstate 76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) and Interstate 176.
Historically, Pennsylvania 10 was the southern extent of U.S. 122, from Oxford north to Reading. That route was truncated from Oxford to Morgantown in 1956 and decommissioned entirely from Morgantown to Sunbury in 1963. PA 10 first appeared in 1956 along former U.S. 122 between Oxford and Morgantown, overtaking all of the route to Reading (then U.S. 222) in 1956.
Within Morgantown, Pennsylvania 10 combines with Pennsylvania 23 along West Main Street for 0.7 miles. This stretch of roadway doubled as the route joining the Pennsylvania Turnpike with Interstate 176 (Morgantown Expressway) until 1996, when a new alignment for the Reading Spur to I-76 fully opened. Preceding completion of the Morgantown Connector was the relocation of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Morgantown Interchange from Pennsylvania 10 at Cherry Street to a point 1.5 miles to the northeast. The new interchange and access road to PA 10 opened by November 1990. A portion of the original ramps between I-76 and PA 10 remain in use as a Turnpike maintenance yard.
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|Remnants of the original Morgantown Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike as seen from Pennsylvania 10. Photo taken 07/28/00.|
07/28/00 by AARoads
Page Updated 05-19-2013.