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Transportation & Infrastructure

Our transportation system includes excellent rail service provided by the Stourbridge Line, 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 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 include U.S. Routes 296, 370, 371, 507, 590.

P.O. Box 310, White Mills, PA 18473
Phone: 570-253-3130

The Stourbridge Line 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.

Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shippers Association
100 Fourth Street
Honesdale, PA 18431

Phone: 570-251-9550

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 30 minutes from Wayne County.

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


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
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
Hawley, PA 18428
Phone: 570-226-2279

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

Waymart Municipal Authority
PO Box 3300
Waymart, PA 18472
Phone: 570-488-5350

Telecommunication Service Providers
Adams Cable
19 North Main Street
Carbondale, PA 18407
Phone: 570-282-6121

Blue Ridge Cable/PennTeleData
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

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

LHTC Broadband

296 South Canaan Road
South Canaan, PA 18459

Phone: 570-937-4114

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