Pennsylvania Route 987

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For the original PA 987, the approach to the Delaware Bridge, see Pennsylvania Route 987 (1920s).

PA Route 987 marker

PA Route 987
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 10.355 mi[1] (16.665 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 22 in Bethlehem
North end: PA 946 in Klecknersville
Location
Counties: Lehigh, Northampton
Highway system
PA 986 PA 989

Pennsylvania Route 987 (PA 987) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, running north from U.S. Route 22 past Lehigh Valley International Airport to Pennsylvania Route 946.

Route description[edit]

PA 987 begins at the Lehigh Valley Thruway (US 22) as Airport Road northeast of Allentown in Bethlehem. The road travels north, running along the east side of the Lehigh Valley International Airport. PA 987 maintains this alignment as it enters Northampton County northeast of the airport.

Past the airport, the route turns north near Hanoverville and leaves Airport Road. After a short distance, PA 987 intersects Route 329 and forms a concurrency with the route northeast to Bath. Just west of the borough center, the concurrency ends at Route 248, at which Route 329 ends. PA 987 continues north into Chapman, turning to the northwest and terminating at an intersection with Route 946 in Klecknersville.

History[edit]

PA 987 was originally given to the portion of the road between Portland in Northampton County and the New Jersey border at the Delaware River. This alignment remained in place from 1928 to 1936. Four years later, the designation resurfaced at its current location.[citation needed]

The southern terminus was relocated from Union Boulevard in Allentown to US 22 in 1955.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
Lehigh Hanover Township 0.0 0.0 US 22 – Bethlehem, Harrisburg Cloverleaf interchange
Northampton East Allen Township 4.4 7.1 PA 329 west (Nor-Bath Boulevard) / Airport Road – Northampton South end of PA 329 concurrency
Bath 6.6 10.6 PA 248 west (West Main Street) / PA 329 ends – Lehighton North end of PA 329 concurrency; eastern terminus of PA 329
South end of PA 248 concurrency
6.7 10.8 PA 248 east (West Northampton Street) – Easton North end of PA 248 concurrency
Moore Township 10.3 16.6 PA 946 (Community Drive / Mountain View Drive) / Valley View Drive – Moorestown, Berlinsville, Emanuelsville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing