PennDOT Plans Open House On Route 29 Bridge

The Route 29 bridge (at top) between Pennsburg and Red Hill

PENNSBURG PA – An open house meeting that features a public display of plans for the proposed replacement and improvement of the Route 29 (Main Street) bridge, between 10th and 11th streets in the boroughs of Pennsburg and Red Hill, is scheduled for Oct. 3 (2019; Thursday) from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Pennsburg Municipal Building, 76 W. 6th St.

The event is being hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to keep area residents informed about progress with, and the status of, the project. Bids for its fully state-funded construction are scheduled to be opened in Fall 2020.

Open house participants will have the opportunity to circulate among its displays, gather information, and discuss different facets of the project with PennDOT’s design team. The agency intends to replace the existing bridge, reconstruct roadway approaches and sidewalk, and lower the existing roadway to improve sight distance.

The new bridge will also provide access for a future county shared-use path.

PennDOT said it considers the project important to improve the area’s mobility and transportation. Route 29 serves as “a vital north-south link” through Red Hill and Pennsburg, and “providing a safe and modern transportation facility is essential” to meeting potential future traffic demands, it added.

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