Pennsylvania Route 502

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PA Route 502 marker

PA Route 502
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 13.776 mi[1] (22.170 km)
Major junctions
West end: US 11 in Moosic
  I-81 in Moosic
PA 690 in Spring Brook Township
PA 307 in Covington Township
East end: PA 435 in Covington Township
Location
Counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne
Highway system
PA 501 PA 503

Pennsylvania Route 502 (PA 502) is a 13.8-mile-long (22.2 km) state highway located in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania. The western terminus is at U.S. Route 11 (US 11) in Moosic. The eastern terminus is at PA 435 in Covington Township. The route is a two-lane undivided road that runs through rural areas to the south of Scranton. From US 11, PA 502 comes to a northbound ramp to Interstate 81 (I-81) before winding through forested areas. Farther east, the route intersects the western terminus of PA 690 and crosses PA 307 before continuing to its eastern terminus at PA 435 in Daleville. PA 502 was designated in 1928 between US 11 in Moosic and US 611 (now PA 435) in Daleville along an unpaved road. The route was paved in the 1930s.

Route description[edit]

PA 502 begins at an intersection with US 11 in Moosic, Lackawanna County, heading east-southeast on two-lane undivided Springbrook Avenue. The road heads through residential and commercial areas, turning east and passing under I-81, where there is a ramp to the northbound direction of that highway. The route crosses Spring Brook and heads through residential areas, turning southeast again. PA 502 crosses the stream again before passing under I-476 (Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike) and a Luzerne and Susquehanna Railway line before heading into wooded areas with some homes and turning south.[2][3] The road enters Pittston Township in Luzerne County and passes through Glendale, turning southeast and running past more homes before heading into forests and turning east again.[2][4] The route heads into Spring Brook Township in Lackawanna County and becomes an unnamed road, winding east through more forests. PA 502 turns to the southeast and passes to the west of Nesbitt Reservoir before curving east into wooded areas with some homes. The road intersects the western terminus of PA 690 in Rockdale and heads through more woods with some fields and residences, passing through Spring Brook and Yostville. The route heads into Covington Township and becomes Daleville Highway, turning northeast and passing over I-380 before intersecting PA 307. PA 502 runs through wooded areas with homes before coming into a commercial area, gaining a center left-turn lane and ending at PA 435 in Daleville.[2][3]

History[edit]

When Pennsylvania first legislated routes in 1911, what is now PA 502 was not given a number.[5] PA 502 was designated in 1928 to run from US 11 in Moosic east to US 611 (now PA 435) in Daleville along its current alignment. At this time, the entire length of the route was unpaved.[6][7] The entire length of PA 502 was paved during the 1930s.[8]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Lackawanna Moosic 0.000 0.000 US 11 (Birney Avenue) to I-81 south
0.284 0.457 I-81 north – Scranton Access to northbound I-81 only
Luzerne
No major junctions
Lackawanna Spring Brook Township 8.453 13.604 PA 690 east Western terminus of PA 690
Covington Township 12.700 20.439 PA 307 (Scranton-Pocono Highway) – Stroudsburg, Scranton
13.776 22.170 PA 435 (Drinker Turnpike)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Route map: 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 Google (December 8, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 502" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved February 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ Map of Pennsylvania Showing State Highways (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1911. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ Map of Pennsylvania (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1928. Retrieved May 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ Tourist Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1930. Retrieved June 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1940. Retrieved December 16, 2014.