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Project Overview

Remediate rock along US 209/Mauch Chunk Street in Mahoning Township, Carbon County.

Workers will remove fallen rock from the roadside, scale back and remove additional rock from the mountain, install mesh netting to help prevent future rocks from falling, mill and pave US 209 north in the work area, and perform minor roadway drainage improvements.  

Over the past several years multiple large rocks slid off the side of Flagstaff Mountain (“Mansion House Hill”) alongside US 209, resulting in the need for this remediation work.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

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Project Contact

​Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A.
District Press Officer
610-871-4555 ronyoung@pa.gov

Project Statistics

This section of US 209 has an average daily traffic volume of 9,814 vehicles.

Road-Con, Inc. of West Chester, Pa., is the general contractor on the $3,550,829 project that is expected to be complete in May 2020.

Detour Information

​There will be full closures of US 209 north and south between Oak Drive and Race Street weekdays (Mondays through Fridays) between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:00 PM. These closures are anticipated to occur every week through the end of the project.

During these full closures, US 209 traffic will be detoured on Packerton Dam Road, Hemlock Drive, PA 902, South 9th Street, PA 443, US 209, Harrity Road, Fairyland Road, Long Run Road, Maury Road, and PA 903.

A single lane will be open on US 209 north and south weekdays from 3:00 PM to 8:30 AM and from 3:00 PM Fridays through 8:30 AM Mondays.