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PA 29/Chestnut Street in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County

PennDOT District 5-0 will be improving approximately 1.6 miles of PA 29, locally known as Chestnut Street. 

Starting from about 500 feet north of the intersection with PA 100/Kings Highway to about 500 feet south of the intersection with State Route 2021/Buckeye Road. Improvements will consist of shoulder widening, drainage improvements, signing/pavement marking upgrades and resurfacing, except for in the vicinity of Mill Road.  

Approximately 1,200 feet of PA 29 will be reconstructed at Mill Road for drainage improvements. The proposed roadway will consist of two 12-foot travel lanes and two 5-foot shoulders. This posted speed limit for this section of PA 29 is 45 mph and an average daily traffic volume (ADT) of 8,867 vehicles.  

Starting from about 500 feet south of Buckeye Road to about 200 feet north of Colebrook Avenue/Ramer Road, improvements will consist of reconstruction, widening to add turn lanes, drainage improvements, curb and sidewalk improvements, signing/pavement marking upgrades, and signal upgrades. The proposed roadway will consist of two 12-foot travel lanes, an 11-foot center turn lane, and two 2-foot shoulders. The posted speed limit for is section of PA 29 is 40 mph and has an ADT of 17,954 vehicles.

Traffic will be maintained through the project limits for the duration of construction via staged construction. PA 29 will maintain one lane of traffic in each direction and lanes will be shifted as necessary to construct each side of the roadway through the project limits. Short term (less than 72 hours) detours of Mill Road may be required. Access to driveways will be maintained at all times. 

The project is currently in design and construction work is currently estimated to begin in late 2023. This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

This online plans display includes digital picture boards and an online comment form available to the public until September 9, 2022.

The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. It is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project's potential effect upon cultural resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The project documents can be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or have special concerns that require individual attention, please contact Eric Berg, Consultant Project Manager, at 484-838-5329 or email at

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, PennDOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. If you feel that you have been denied the benefits of, or participation in a PennDOT program or activity, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, DBE/Title VI Division at 717-787-5891 or 800-468-4201.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department's Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit

Project Contacts
Consultant Project Manager
Eric Berg

Press Officer
Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A.