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US 11(N-S)/PA 239(N-S) Duplex

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US 11 and PA 239 join for a half-mile same-way duplex through Shickshinny in Luzerne County.


Timothy Reichard 4/27/02

US 11/PA 239 cross a tributary to the North Branch Susquehanna River here at the south end of the riverside town of Shickshinny. This bridge is just north of the southern split.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/27/02

Heading into the heart of town, PA 239 splits off to the north here at Union Street, the northern split.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/27/02

Here is the view from US 11 approaching the northern split. A second PA 239 shield was not posted here, resulting in this unusual sign assembly.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/27/02

Here is a third view of the northern split, this time from PA 239 southbound as it joins US 11, which is Main Street.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/27/02

Heading back to the south, US 11/PA 239 southbound is signed only as US 11, but should also be posted as PA 239. In the mid-1990s, the river bridge, onto which PA 239 turns left, was further north, but a new bridge was built at the intersection shown above. This segment of US 11 was US 11 alone until the new bridge was opened, at which time PA 239 was moved to use the bridge, and the duplex was extended. The US 11 TO I-80 signs may have been posted before the new bridge was opened and were never updated. I-80 is about 18 miles away.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/27/02

Just ahead, PA 239 is signed unusually with a junction shield. Rare cases exist where a junction shield for a route stands along the route; see for another example, US 11/PA 641.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/27/02

PA 239 soon splits off to the south, immediately crossing the North Branch Susquehanna River on its way to two towns of interesting names: Mocanaqua and Wapwallopen.

 


Timothy Reichard 4/27/02

Here is another view of the southern split, where PA 239 joins US 11. This shot was taken from the end of the river bridge.

 

Local Names

North
11

North Main Street

North
239

West Union Street

Duplex
11
239

South Main Street

South
11

South Main Street
Salem Boulevard

South
239

Route 239

 

Terraserver Imagery

  • 1981 Topo. · US 11/PA 239 duplex, splits at old river bridge north of current bridge
  • 1983 Topo. · US 11/PA 239 duplex, splits at old river bridge north of current bridge
  • 1994 Aerial · US 11/PA 239 northern split
  • 1994 Aerial · US 11/PA 239 old southern split and old river bridge, new bridge under construction

 

Adjacent Multiplexes

11
29

North to West Nanticoke

11
93

South to Berwick

239
487

North to Benton

 

 

 
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