PA 29/100 to Close in Lehigh County for Bridge Work
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 5 announced today PA 29/100 (Chestnut Street) will close August 17 for work on the bridge over Indian Creek in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County. The closure will allow the contractor to complete construction of a new bridge deck and abutments.
Beginning the morning of August 17, and lasting approximately until the evening of August 23, PA 29/100 will be closed and detoured between Saint Peters and Seisholtzville roads. Access will be maintained to all properties. Schedule is weather dependent.
The posted detour will utilize Saint Peters and Seisholtzville roads. Motorists should anticipate potentially significant delays, especially during peak travel times, and use caution driving through the area.
Work began in November 2017 on a project to replace the existing single span concrete T-beam bridge with a single span pre-cast concrete northeast extreme (NEXT) beam bridge. Other work includes new roadway approaches, new guide rail, and new line painting.
HRI, Inc. of State College, Pa. is the general contractor on the $2.5 million project that is expected to be complete in November.
The PA 29/100 Bridge was constructed in 1926. It is 31 feet long, 26 feet wide and is in poor condition. The new bridge will be 42 feet long and 43 feet five inches wide. This section of PA 29/100 has an average daily traffic volume of 13,063 vehicles.
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