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Pennsylvania Route 534 (PA 534) is an 23.5-mile-long (37.8 km) state highway located in Monroe and Carbon counties in Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at PA 940 in East Side. The eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 209 (US 209) in the community of Kresgeville in Polk Township. PA 534 runs northwest-southeast through forested areas of the Pocono Mountains as a two-lane undivided road. The route has an interchange with Interstate 80 (I-80) near East Side before it passes through Hickory Run State Park. PA 534 crosses PA 903 near Albrightsville and continues south to US 209. The roadway was paved in the 1930s and received the PA 534 designation in the 1960s.

PA Route 534 marker

PA Route 534
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length23.535 mi[1] (37.876 km)
Existed1964–present
Major junctions
West end PA 940 in East Side
  I-80 in East Side
PA 903 in Kidder Township
East end US 209 in Polk Township
Location
CountiesMonroe, Carbon
Highway system
PA 533PA 535

Route descriptionEdit

 
Route 534 heading northbound from the Interstate 80 interchange in East Side

PA 534 begins at an intersection with PA 940 on the border of East Side and Kidder Township in Carbon County, heading south on a two-lane undivided road. The route forms the border between East Side to the west and Kidder Township to the east, heading through a mix of fields and woods with some businesses as it comes to an interchange with I-80. The road heads into forested areas and passes to the east of a golf course as it fully enters Kidder Township, curving to the southwest. PA 534 reaches the community of Lehigh Tannery, turning to the southeast before continuing east into dense forests. The road heads into Hickory Run State Park and turns southeast before curving northeast and passing through Hickory Run. The route runs east through more forested areas of the state park, heading east-southeast and passing under I-476 (Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike).[2][3]

PA 534 leaves Hickory Run State Park and heads through more wooded areas with some farm fields and homes, passing through Albrightsville before passing to the south of the residential development of Holiday Pocono and intersecting PA 903. A short distance later, the road crosses into Penn Forest Township and turns southeast, running through more woodland with some farmland and residences. The route passes to the southeast of a lake before running through Meckesville and the wooded residential development of Indian Mountain Lake before turning south.[2][3]

PA 534 enters Polk Township in Monroe County and heads east near the wooded residential development of Pleasant Valley Estates before turning southeast and passing through Jonas. The road continues south through more farmland and woodland with homes, passing near the private development of Pleasant Valley Estates. Farther south, PA 534 comes to its eastern terminus at an intersection with US 209 in the community of Kresgeville.[2][4]

HistoryEdit

When Pennsylvania first legislated routes in 1911, what is now PA 534 was not given a number.[5] By 1930, the highway between East Side and Kresgeville was an unnumbered, unpaved road.[6] This stretch of road was paved during the 1930s.[7] PA 534 was designated onto its current alignment between PA 940 in East Side and US 209 in Kresgeville in the 1960s, with an interchange at I-80 south of East Side.[8]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
CarbonEast SideKidder Township line0.0000.000  PA 940 (State Street) – White Haven, BlakesleeWestern terminus
0.4340.698  I-80 – Hazleton, StroudsburgExit 274 (I-80)
Kidder Township12.46920.067    
   PA 903 / US 209 Truck north – Lake Harmony, Jim Thorpe
Western terminus of US 209 Truck overlap
MonroePolk Township23.53537.876  US 209 – Stroudsburg, Lehighton
   
  US 209 Truck ends
Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on February 17, 2011. Retrieved June 30, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b c Google (December 12, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 534" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 12, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Carbon County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Monroe County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 6, 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Map of Pennsylvania Showing State Highways (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1911. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ Tourist Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1930. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1940. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  8. ^ Official Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1970. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 5, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)