Pennsylvania Route 121

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PA Route 121 marker

PA Route 121
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Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 4.00 mi[1] (6.44 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 19 in Mt. Lebanon
  I-376 / US 22 / US 30 in Green Tree
North end: PA 50 in Crafton
Location
Counties: Allegheny
Highway system
PA 120 US 122

Pennsylvania Route 121 (PA 121) is a 4.00-mile-long (6.44 km) state highway located in Allegheny county in Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at US 19 in Mt. Lebanon. The northern terminus is at PA 50 on the border of Green Tree and the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Westwood.

Route description

PA 121 begins at an intersection with US 19 in Mt. Lebanon, heading northwest on Cochran Road, a two-lane undivided road that heads through residential areas. From the southern terminus, the route is concurrent with the Yellow Belt of the Pittsburgh/Allegheny County Belt System. The road widens to four lanes as it enters commercial areas and becomes the border between Mt. Lebanon to the southwest and Scott Township to the northeast. PA 121 splits from the Yellow Belt and Cochran Road by turning north onto four-lane Greentree Road, fully entering Scott Township. The road passes through residential and commercial areas as it turns to the northeast, narrowing to two lanes as it enters Green Tree. In this area, the route passes more homes, with the Blue Belt joining the road at the Potomac Avenue intersection. PA 121 curves to the north, becoming a three lane road with a reversible lane. The road enters commercial areas, widening to four lanes as it reaches an interchange with I-376/US 22/US 30. Immediately after this interchange, PA 121 turns west onto Mansfield Avenue, a three lane road with one northbound lane and two southbound lanes. The route turns north onto two-lane Poplar Street and heads into wooded areas of homes. PA 121 heads northwest to reach its northern terminus at PA 50 on the border of Green Tree and Pittsburgh in commercial areas.[2][3]

History

The original PA 121 ran from East Waynesburg to Point Marion in Greene County from 1928 to 1950. In 1961, PA 121 was reactivated and reassigned to its current route. From 1940 to 1946, the Greentree Road segment of the present-day PA 121 from Cochran Road to Mansfield Avenue was designated as PA 802.

Major intersections

The entire route is in Allegheny County.

Location mi[4] km Destinations Notes
Mt. Lebanon 0.00 0.00 US 19 / Yellow Belt (Beverly Road/Cochran Road) Southern terminus of PA 121 and its concurrency with the Yellow Belt
Scott Township 0.7 1.13 Yellow Belt (Greentree Road) to PA 50 – Heidelberg Northern terminus of Yellow Belt concurrency
Green Tree 2.20 3.54 Blue Belt (Potomac Avenue) Southern terminus of Blue Belt concurrency
3.18 5.12 I-376 / US 22 / US 30 (Penn-Lincoln Parkway) – Airport, Pittsburgh Exit 67 (I-376)
4.00 6.44 PA 50 / Blue Belt (Noblestown Road) Northern terminus of PA 121 and its concurrency with the Blue Belt
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

Route map: Bing / Google

  1. "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved December 24, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Google (March 2, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 121" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 2, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved March 2, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "PennDOT VideoLog - Allegheny County - Route 0121". Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. October 7, 2011. Retrieved December 27, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>