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Project Overview

​Rehabilitate PA 248 (POW/MIA Remembrance Highway) in Carbon County between US 209 and the Northampton County line.

Work on the project includes upgrading rock fence, upgrading median barrier, concrete patching, concrete joint rehabilitation, milling and paving, upgrading shoulders and guiderail new pavement markings and other miscellaneous items. The project also includes rehabilitating interchange ramps on this section of PA 248.

Work on this project is in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

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Project Contact

​Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A.
District Press Officer

Project Statistics

​This section of PA 248 runs through East Penn, Franklin, and Lower Towamensing townships, and Bowmanstown, Palmerton, and Parryville boroughs and was first constructed in 1962 and received a major resurfacing in 1999. Smaller sections received minor resurfacing in 2012 and 2014. The average daily traffic volume on PA 248 in Carbon County varies between 18,813 and 22,161 vehicles.

J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, PA is the general contractor on the $13,869,778 project.

Detour Information

​Currently there are no detours.