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Project Overview

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 5 announced today a project to replace the PA 29 Bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County will begin on September 30.

Work on the project includes the replacement of the existing single span steel girder bridge with a new single span pre-stressed concrete bulb-tee beam bridge on a new roadway alignment adjacent to the existing structure.

Project Contact

​Sean Brown 610-871-4556

Project Statistics

​HRI, Inc. of State College, Pa., is the general contractor on the $8,611,592 project. The project is anticipated to be complete in October 2021.     

The PA 29 Bridge was constructed in 1927. It is 173 feet long and 34 feet wide and is weight restricted for 30 tons, 40 tons combinations. The new bridge will be 109 feet long and 40 feet wide and will not have a weight restriction. This section of PA 29 has an average daily traffic volume of 17,785 vehicles.

Detour Information

During the first phase of construction, there will be shoulder restriction at the PA 29 bridge. Traffic lanes on PA 29 will not be restricted. Also, access to James and John street from PA 29 will be prohibited. Traffic wishing to access James and John streets will be detoured onto Allen Street. 

In a later phase of construction, traffic on PA 29 will be impacted when crews begin work to tie-in the new roadway alignment to the existing roadway. Updates to traffic control and schedule will be provided when available.