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U.S. Route 224 is a spur of U.S. Route 24. It currently runs for 289 miles (465 km) from New Castle, Pennsylvaniamarker at Pennsylvania Route 18 to Huntington, Indianamarker at U.S. Route 24. It passes through the states of Pennsylvaniamarker, Ohiomarker and Indianamarker. It goes through the cities of Youngstown, Ohiomarker, Akron, Ohiomarker, and Findlay, Ohiomarker.

In Northeast Ohio, US 224 is always a short distance north of the Western Reserve's southern boundary.

Changes in Eastern Terminus

Although U.S. 224 is only in Pennsylvaniamarker for a few short miles, the eastern terminus has changed several times since being issued in 1933, ending at various points in New Castle, Pennsylvaniamarker or in adjacent Union Townshipmarker west of the city. The eastern terminus has been moved five times (1936, 1947, 1974, 1977, 2008), the most notable of which was in the 1970's when the New Castle Bypass opened in 1974 and saw an extension of U.S. 224 through the city itself and into Shenango Townshipmarker at the eastern terminus of the bypass, essentially taking over U.S. 422's old alignment after 422 moved to the bypass.

The route was truncated back at the current interchange with 422 and Interstate 376 in 1977 while the old alignment through New Castle was replaced by Business 422. This would be the case until March 20, 2008, when 224 was officially extended two miles (3 km) to PA 18 inside the New Castle city limits with the placement of new signs. PennDOTmarker had gotten approval from the AASHTO for the extension in September 2007.

The extension of U.S. 224 marked the second extension of a major highway into downtown New Castle in a little more than a year, as Pennsylvania Route 65 was extended a mile from its previous terminus with Business 422 to the PA 108/PA 168 concurrency in February 2007.

See also

  1. Pennsylvania Highways: US 224

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