Pennsylvania Route 739

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PA Route 739 marker

PA Route 739
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 19.369 mi[2] (31.171 km)
Existed: 1967[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: CR 560 at New Jersey state line (Dingmans Ferry Bridge)
  US 209 in Dingmans Ferry
I-84 near Lords Valley
PA 434 in Lords Valley
North end: US 6 in Blooming Grove
Location
Counties: Pike
Highway system
PA 737 PA 741

Pennsylvania Route 739 (PA 739) is a Pennsylvania highway contained entirely within Pike County, Pennsylvania. It was signed in 1967, and runs for 19 miles (31 km). Its northern terminus is at U.S. Route 6 in Blooming Grove, running south to U.S. Route 209 in Delaware Township. PA 739's southern end is at the Dingman's Ferry Bridge at the Delaware River near Layton, New Jersey. It continues as County Route 560 in New Jersey.

Traveling northward from the southern terminus, the highway passes through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The highway also contains the Route 739 Business District. Route 739 runs under the names Dingman's Pike, Glen Eyre Road and Bethany Road.[3][4]

Route description[edit]

PA 739 northbound from US 209

PA 739 begins at the Dingman's Ferry Bridge, where Sussex County Route 560 ends. The road starts by paying a toll for a bridge, which is manned by hand. It goes through dense forests and meets U.S. Route 209 in Dingmans Ferry. The road then goes north through dense forests. After about 1-mile (1.6 km), Silver Lake Road (SR 2004), leaves to the left. Soon after the intersection with Sproul Road, PA 739 leaves the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.[5]

At milepost 2.45, 739 crosses a traffic light with Quadrant Route 2001, also known as Milford Road. The road continues through the dense forest and passes three of five Dingman Township schools. At 7.40 miles (11.91 km), PA 739 meets up with Quadrant Route 2006 (Log Tavern Road). PA 739 leaves Dingman Township and enters Blooming Grove Township.[5]

Continuing north, PA 739 intersects with Interstate 84 at Exit 34 (formerly Exit 9) just south of Lords Valley. The road goes farther, crossing Quadrant Route 4004 and PA Route 434 at 14.26 miles (22.95 km). At this time, PA 739 changes names to Glen Eyre Road.[4] PA 739 ends at an intersection with U.S. Route 6 in Blooming Grove more than four miles (6 km) later.[2] Although the route ends at Route 6, the Glen Eyre Road designation continues on.[5]

History[edit]

The road was designated Pennsylvania State Route 739 in 1967 and has kept the designation since then.[1] In 1978, the road just south of Interstate 84 to two miles (3 km) north of Dingmans Ferry was paved. From 1999 and before, the intersection with PA 434 used to be with PA 1001.[6] The road was changed to State Route 434 on the 2003 Pike County Maps.[7] The southern designation of PA 739, State Quadrant Route 2019, first appeared on the PennDOT's maps of Pike County in 1993.[8] That designation has existed ever since.

Construction[edit]

From the week of September 15–22, 2001, Route 739 went through some drainage work.[9] During the week of September 21, 2001, the work of adding advance warning signs to the PA 739/PA 2001 intersections were added.[10]

In 2003, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ordered excavation of the intersection of PA 739 and PA 2001 (Milford Road). The project was part of an $812,000 intersection improvement project, which was to be completed that summer.[11]

In the year 2007, a program was started that would improve different roads around the state. There were three periods included. PA 739 was in the first period, due to finish in 2010. The project for 739 was highway restoration in curves and take about $300,000 to complete.[12] During May 21 through May 25, 2007, lines were re-painted in Delaware Township.[13]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pike County.

Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Delaware River 0.000 0.000 CR 560 east (Tuttles Corner Road) New Jersey state line
0.000 0.000 Dingman's Ferry Bridge (toll)
Delaware Township 0.598 0.962 US 209 (Federal Highway)
Blooming Grove Township 14.683–
14.852
23.630–
23.902
I-84 – Scranton, Milford Exit 34, formerly exit 9 until 2002
15.564 25.048 PA 434 north (Well Road) Southern terminus of PA 434
19.369 31.171 US 6 (Grand Army of the Republic Highway) – Hawley, Honesdale, Milford
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Tolled

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External links[edit]

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