Transportation & Infrastructure

 

Our transportation system includes excellent rail service, with access to the three principal Class 1 railroads operating in the eastern United States: Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), CSX System, and Canadian Pacific (CP Rail). Having a choice of rail service provides effective rate competition that is difficult to find in rural areas. Our highways connect us to three metro areas with a combined population of 22 million. Two private airports are located within the county, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is 30 minutes away and a key regional asset that connects businesses to national and international markets.

 

Highway Access

Interstate 84, U.S. Route 6, PA Route 191

Interstate 84 runs along the southern portion of Wayne County allowing goods and services to move east to New York State, northern New Jersey and Connecticut, and west to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Fifteen minutes travel from Exit 17 to the junction of I-81, 380 and 84 provides access to the entire north/south corridor from Philadelphia to Canada.

 

Scenic U.S. Route 6 transverses the County from east to west, connecting to the Gov. Robert P. Casey Highway, a 15-mile stretch of 4-lane highway that begins at the junction of I-81, 380, and 84.  U.S. Route 191 is the major north/south arterial highway. Starting at Honesdale, travel Route 191 north for 30 miles to NYS Route 17, future I-86, or south for 25 miles to I-84.

Other critical highway routes from a functional standpoint include U.S. Routes 296, 370, 371, 507, 590.

PennDOT
P.O. Box 310, White Mills, PA 18473
Phone: 570-253-3130
http://www.dot.state.pa.us


Rail

The Stourbridge Railroad provides access to the three principal Class 1 railroads operating in the Eastern United States: Norfolk Southern Railway (NS), the CSX System, and Canadian Pacific (CP Rail).  The local railroad is a "Shortline" operation known as the Stourbridge Railway. Privately-owned, the railroad is managed by Morristown & Erie Railway, Inc. of New Jersey. The Stourbridge Railway directly interchanges at Lackawaxen, PA, with the New York Susquehanna & Western Railway, a subsidiary of Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX that now owns the mainline route between Binghamton and Port Jervis. Therefore rail users have their choice of shipping via NS, CSX, or CP Rail through interchange connections in Binghamton, NY, North Bergen, NJ, and Syracuse, NY.  This provides for effective rate competition, which is difficult to find anywhere in the country, but particularly in rural areas.

Freight service and switching are provided on as as-needed basis, seven days a week with emergency shipping at any time to prevent interruptions in the product stream.

Palmyra Business Park is an industrial site with 1100’ of rail frontage along the Stourbridge Railway in White Mills, PA. Owned by the Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shippers Association, this property is virtually tax-free until 2013.

 

Stourbridge Railway

Alvin Siebold, Managing Director

100 4th Street, Suite 30B

Honesdale, PA 18431

Phone:  570-251-7770, 973-267-4300

Cell:  201-615-5949

Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shippers Association
100 Fourth Street, Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: 570-251-9550


Air

Airports serving Wayne County: Cherry Ridge Airport, Spring Hill Airport, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Stewart International Airport.

Two general service airports operate within the County: Cherry Ridge Airport, located in Cherry Ridge Township, and Spring Hill Airport, in Sterling Township. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport is less than an hour's drive from the center of the County and Sterwart International is a 90-minute drive.  Both offer freight and passenger options for public and corporate carriers.  

Cherry Ridge Airport
Cherry Ridge Township
Phone: 570-253-5833
Runway: 2420’ X 50' asphalt. Elevation: 1357’
Approximately one-half mile to Route 191 and 3 miles to Honesdale.

Spring Hill Airport
P.O. Box 34, Spring Hill Road, Sterling, PA 18463
Phone: 570-689-9316
Runway: 2400' X 42' asphalt runway, designated 05/23, equipped with radio-control, low-intensity lighting in addition to instrument approach. Approximately 5 miles to Interstate 84 and 10 miles to Interstate 380.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
100 Terminal Road, Avoca, PA 18641
Phone: 877-2-flyavp
AVP offers over fifty daily arrivals and departures to major hubs with One Stop Service to over 450 destinations worldwide.  Air Carriers:  Continental Connections, Delta Connections, Northwest Airline, US Airway Express, United Express.

 

Stewart International Airport

1025 1st Street, New Windsor, NY 12553

Exit 5A, Interstate 84 to NY 747

Phone:  845-564-7200

SWF is operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Carriers include jetBlue, Delta Connections, US Air Express.

 


Ports

Philadelphia/Camden
Distance: Approximately 150 miles
Railroads serving port: Canadian Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

 


Electric Service Providers

PPL Electric Utilities
RR 4, Box 405
Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: 570-253-3591

PENELEC (northern Wayne)
Phone: 570-265-7191


Natural Gas Providers

UGI
350 Erie Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: 570-253-2313



Water Companies

Aqua Pennsylvania
1775 N. Main Street

Honesdale, PA 18431
Phone: 570-647-0358


Sewer Authorities

Beach Lake Municipal Authority
Phone: 570-253-6899

Central Wayne Regional Authority

100 Fourth Street, Suite 8

Honesdale, PA  18431
Phone: 570-647-0275

Hawley Area Authority
Phone: 570-226-2279

Manchester Township Sewer & Water Authority
Phone: 570-224-6077

Waymart Municipal Authority

P.O. Box 3300

Waymart, PA  18472
Phone: 570-488-5350


Telecommunication Service Providers

TDS Telecom/Deposit Telephone Company
P.O. Box 87, 87 Front Street
Deposit, NY 13754
Phone: 607-467-2111

Adams Cable Service

19 North Main Street

Carbondale, PA  18407

Phone:  570-282-6121

 

Blue Ridge Communications

2569 Route 6

Hawley, PA  18428

Phone 570-226-4914

 

Hancock Telephone Company
P.O. Box 608, 34 Read Street
Hancock, NY 13783
Phone: 607-637-9911

Lackawaxen Telephone Company
P.O. Box 8, Hotel Road
Rowland, PA 18457
Phone: 570-685-7111

North-Eastern PA Telephone Company
P.O. Box D, 720 Main Street
Forest City, PA 18421
Phone: 866-785-3131

South Canaan Telephone Company
296 South Canaan, Pa 18459
Phone: 570-937-4114

Verizon Pennsylvania
222 S. Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone: 1-800-479-1919

 

 

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