Pennsylvania Route 423

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PA Route 423 marker

PA Route 423
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 14.319 mi[1] (23.044 km)
Existed: 1965 – present
Major junctions
South end: PA 940 in Pocono Pines
  I-380 in Tobyhanna
PA 611 in Tobyhanna
PA 196 in Gouldsboro
North end: PA 191 south of South Sterling
Counties: Monroe, Wayne
Highway system
US 422 PA 424
PA 488 PA 490 PA 491

Pennsylvania Route 423 (PA 423) is a state route in Monroe and Wayne Counties in Pennsylvania. It runs for 14.32 miles (23.05 km), crossing through the Pocono Mountains from PA 940 in Pocono Pines to PA 191 in South Sterling. The route runs southwest-northeast through forested areas of the Pocono Mountains as a two-lane undivided road. In Tobyhanna, PA 423 has an interchange with Interstate 380 (I-380) and an intersection with PA 611. Farther northeast, the route crosses PA 196 in Gouldsboro. PA 490 was designated in 1928 to run from U.S. Route 611 (US 611) in Tobyhanna northeast to PA 90 (now PA 191) in Laanna. In the 1930s, the route was extended and realigned to run from PA 940 in Pocono Pines to PA 90 in South Sterling. PA 490 became PA 423 in the 1960s.

Route description[edit]

PA 423 begins at an intersection with PA 940 in the community of Pocono Pines. The route heads northbound as Warnertown Road, progressing around the shores of Lake Naomi. The surroundings of the highway are primarily residential. Just after the intersection with Firehouse Road in Pocono Pines, the road turns eastward along the westernmost shore of Lake Naomi. After PA 423 leaves the shoreline, it turns northward and continues through the residential hills north of the lake. The highway passes through a small community named Lake Naomi Estates. It soon passes a local school and leaves Lake Naomi Estates. The surroundings become woodlands as PA 423 darts northwest and soon to the northeast. The two-lane highway maintains the northeast progression through forests until turning north and crossing a creek. There it turns eastward and returns northeastward for several miles and after several changes enters the community of Warnertown. Just after crossing the small community, PA 423 enters an interchange with I-380.[2]

PA 423 eastbound at Tobyhanna's Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad station and junction tower

After crossing the interchange with I-380, PA 423 heads eastward and enters an at-grade intersection with PA 611 in Tobyhanna. The road is renamed to Prospect Street and enters downtown Tobyhanna, crossing through a residential stretch. At Main Street, Prospect Street ends and PA 423 turns northward onto Main Street. This does not last, as the designation darts northward on Church Street. Following Church Street out of downtown Tobyhanna, PA 423 crosses the Delaware–Lackawanna Railroad, passing the former Tobyhanna Station and interlocking tower for the switch to the Tobyhanna Army Depot. The highway continues north of the tracks and along the side of the Army Depot into a rural portion of Tobyhanna. The name changes from Church Street to Tobyhanna State Park Road, entering the namesake park near Tobyhanna Lake. PA 423 passes the dam attached at the end of the lake, and crosses along the side of the park. After passing the state campground entrance, the highway heads eastward through a stretch of woodlands, crossing and passing two routes of power lines. After passing to the north of a large residential complex, the highway intersects with PA 196 in Gouldsboro.[2]

After crossing PA 196, PA 423 changes names to Carlton Road and parallels PA 196 northbound along Kistler Ledge. After the two roads start forking in different directions, PA 423 crosses the county line into Wayne County. The route passes a few stretches of residential homes and lots of woodlands in Wayne County, turning to the northeast and intersecting with PA 191 in the community of South Sterling. This also serves as PA 423's northern terminus, as the right-of-way merges into PA 191.[2]


PA Route 490
Location: Pocono PinesSouth Sterling
Existed: 1928–1960s

When Pennsylvania first legislated routes in 1911, the present-day alignment of PA 423 was not given a number.[3] In 1928, PA 490 was designated to run from US 611 (now PA 611) in Tobyhanna northeast to PA 90 (now PA 191) in Laanna. At this time, a small section northeast of Tobyhanna was paved while the remainder of the route was unpaved. In addition, the current route between Pocono Pines and Tobyhanna was an unpaved, unnumbered road.[4][5] In the 1930s, PA 490 was extended southwest from Tobyhanna to PA 940 in Pocono Pines and was realigned to intersect PA 90 south of South Sterling. At this time, the entire length of the route was paved.[6] PA 490 was renumbered to PA 423 in the 1960s.[7]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Monroe Tobyhanna Township 0.000 0.000 PA 940 – Mt. Pocono, Blakeslee
Coolbaugh Township 6.602 10.625 I-380 south – Stroudsburg, Hazleton Exit 8 (I-380)
6.976 11.227 PA 611 to I-380 north – Scranton, Mt. Pocono
11.868 19.100 PA 196 north – Hamlin South end of PA 196 overlap
11.876 19.113 PA 196 south – Mt. Pocono North end of PA 196 overlap
Wayne Dreher Township 14.319 23.044 PA 191
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Microsoft; Nokia (January 20, 2011). "Overview Map of Route 423" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Map of Pennsylvania Showing State Highways (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1911. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ Map of Pennsylvania (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1928. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  5. ^ Tourist Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1930. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1940. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ Official Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1970. Retrieved December 17, 2014.