Pennsylvania Route 895

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PA Route 895 marker

PA Route 895
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 47.19 mi[1] (75.94 km)
Major junctions
West end: PA 443 in Pine Grove
East end: PA 248 in Bowmanstown
Location
Counties: Schuylkill, Carbon
Highway system
I-895 PA 896

Pennsylvania Route 895 (PA 895) is a 47.19 mi (75.94 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is designated as an east–west route, with termini at Route 443 in Pine Grove[2] and Route 248 in Bowmanstown.[3] The entire course is close to the north flank of Blue Mountain.

Route description[edit]

PA 895 begins at an intersection with Route 443 in Pine Grove. A little west of that point on 443, it is a termination point for Route 501.[2] From there, it starts heading east for 10 miles until it reaches Route 183.[4]

After that, the route starts heading northeast and follows the left bank of Bear Creek, passing through Auburn along the way. The Schuylkill County Fairgrounds is on the right side approximately 1 1/2 miles east of 183. While exiting Auburn, 895 crosses the Schuylkill River and continues to Route 61 in Deer Lake. It turns right on 61 south to Molino, where it turns left northward following the Little Schuylkill River to McKeansburg, where it joins Route 443.

PA 895 westbound at the junction with PA 183 in Wayne Township

443 and 895 depart in New Ringgold, where 443 turns north and 895 continues east and crosses to the Lehigh watershed in West Penn Township. It follows the Lizard Creek and intersects Route 309 in Snyders. The boundary with Carbon County is just beyond Andreas (locally pronounced "ANN-dreez.")

895 continues its eastward course through the Lizard Valley across East Penn Township. It passes through the village of Ashfield, and immediately after crossing the Lehigh River, interchanges with the 248 expressway at its eastern terminus in Bowmanstown.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Schuylkill Pine Grove 0.00 0.00 PA 443 (Tulpehocken Street) to I-81 – Fort Indiantown Gap, Tremont
Pine Grove Township 0.60 0.97 PA 501 south (Bethel Road) – Bethel Northern terminus of PA 501
Wayne Township 10.16 16.35 PA 183 – Cressona, Reading
Deer Lake 19.24 30.96 PA 61 north – Pottsville West end of PA 61 concurrency
North Manheim Township 20.83 33.52 PA 61 south – Reading East end of PA 61 concurrency
East Brunswick Township 26.28 42.29 PA 443 west (Chestnut Street) – Orwigsburg West end of PA 443 concurrency
New Ringgold 27.62 44.45 PA 443 east (Railroad Avenue) – South Tamaqua, Lehighton East end of PA 443 concurrency
West Penn Township 35.66 57.39 PA 309 – Tamaqua, Allentown
Carbon Bowmanstown 47.19 75.94 PA 248 – Palmerton, Bowmanstown, Lehighton Interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2007 software, Toggle Measure Tool. Retrieved on 2007-07-27.
  2. ^ a b Google (2007-07-27). "Western terminus" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  3. ^ Google (2007-07-27). "Eastern terminus" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2007-07-27. 
  4. ^ Google (2007-07-29). "PA 895 at 183" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing