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Project Overview

​Long-term lane restriction  on PA 248 west this Thursday due to a damaged concrete retaining wall in Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. The lane on PA 248 west will be restricted between PA 873 and Delaware Avenue. A recent inspection revealed damage to a 25-foot high section of the wall along the mountainside. 

PennDOT has hired a contractor to make necessary repairs to the damaged wall, and for safety reasons the long-term lane restriction on PA 248 west will remain in place until the repairs are complete.  

Work will include removing loose dirt and installing retaining wall anchors into the bedrock behind the wall.  

This section of PA 248 has an average daily traffic volume of 20,438 vehicles (9,881 vehicles on PA 248 west, 10,557 vehicles on PA 248 east).

Project Contact

​Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A., 610-871-4555,; Sean A. Brown, 610-871-4556,

Project Statistics

​H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, Pa., is the general contractor on the $986,222 emergency project that is expected to be complete by July 5.  

Detour Information

​Work is scheduled to begin in late February/early March and at times will entail weeknight lane closures on PA 248 east and west between the hours of 8 PM and 6 AM (during which time a single lane of PA 248 west traffic will be shifted onto PA 248 east to provide space for maneuvering equipment and materials).