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PA Route 903 marker

PA Route 903
Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length: 17.733 mi[1] (28.538 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 209 in Jim Thorpe
  PA 534 in Kidder Township
North end: PA 115 in Tunkhannock Township
Counties: Carbon, Monroe
Highway system
PA 902 PA 904

Pennsylvania Route 903 (PA 903) is a 17.7-mile (28.5 km) long state highway located in Carbon and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at US 209 in Jim Thorpe. The northern terminus is at PA 115 in Tunkhannock Township.

Route description[edit]

The bridge that carries PA 903 over the Lehigh River, the beginning of the Lehigh Gorge Trail, and several rail tracks, near the highway's southern terminus.

PA 903 begins at an intersection with US 209 in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, heading northeast on two-lane undivided River Street. The road immediately comes to a bridge over a Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad line, the Lehigh River, a Norfolk Southern railroad line, and the Lehigh Gorge Trail. After this, the route turns north and heads into residential areas, heading north-northwest onto West Front Street before turning northeast onto North Street. PA 903 continues past more homes with some businesses before turning east into forested areas as an unnamed road. The road heads into Penn Forest Township, running northeast through more forests with some residences and agricultural clearings. The route heads through forested areas with some wooded residential subdivisions, running through Christmans and passing over I-476 (Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike). A planned E-ZPass-only interchange with I-476 will be built here with a scheduled completion date for 2013. PA 903 heads through more dense forests, passing through a portion of Hickory Run State Park before passing to the west of the residential development of Towamensing Trails. The road crosses into Kidder Township and intersects PA 534.[2][3]

The route heads north at this point and passes through a mix of woods and fields with some development before continuing back into dense forests and turning northeast near the Big Boulder ski resort and Big Boulder Lake.[2][3] PA 903 enters Tunkhannock Township in Monroe County and continues to its northern terminus at PA 115.[2][4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Carbon Jim Thorpe 0.0 0.0 US 209 (Lehigh Avenue) – Lehighton, Nesquehoning, Tamaqua
Penn Forest Township 10.5 16.9 I-476 / Penna Turnpike NE Extension Future E-ZPass only interchange
Kidder Township 13.7 22.0 PA 534 – Hickory Run State Park, Kresgeville
Monroe Tunkhannock Township 17.7 28.5 PA 115 to I-80 – Blakeslee, Wilkes-Barre, Brodheadsville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
  •       Unopened

See also[edit]


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  1. ^ "Pennsylvania state roads". Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Google (December 12, 2011). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 903" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Carbon County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ Monroe County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2011. Retrieved March 4, 2011.