Route 842

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Traveling 15.1 miles, Pennsylvania 842 lies wholly within Chester County between Pennsylvania 841 in West Marlborough Township and U.S. 322 Business (High Street) in downtown West Chester. The state route utilizes a one-way street couplet of Miner Street (west) and Market Street (east) in West Chester before exiting the county seat for a parallel run to the East Branch Brandywine Creek to Wawaset. West from Wawaset, the route takes on a more rural feel to Unionville, where PA 842 briefly joins PA 82. Beyond the 0.3-mile overlap at Unionville, Pennsylvania 842 ventures west to Upload and Clonmell before ending at PA 841 and Hood Road.

Pennsylvania Route 842 East
Upon entering West Chester at Everhart Park, PA 842 (Miner Street) splits into a one-way couplet. Eastbound traffic turns north on Brandywine Street to Market Street while Miner Street shifts to westbound only.
Pictured here is the turn from Brandywine Street north to Market Street east. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Like PA 842, U.S. 322 Business also partitions into a one-way couplet in West Chester. PA 842 (Market Street) east concludes at U.S. 322 Business (New Street) with an end shield posted at Potter Alley. Photo taken 08/15/04.
U.S. 322 Business eastbound travels New Street south from Hannum Avenue at Gay Street (PA 3 west) to intersect Market Street and PA 842. At Market Street, the business route turns eastward for three blocks through Downtown West Chester to High Street. U.S. 322 Business westbound follows High Street north to Chestnut Street, and Chestnut Street west to Hannum Avenue. Photo taken 08/15/04.
Pennsylvania Route 842 West
One block south of the U.S. 322 Business one-way couplet merge at Market Street on High Street is the westbound beginning of PA 842 on Miner Street. Photo taken 08/15/04.

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08/15/04 by AARoads

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Route 841

Page Updated 05-16-2013.