PA 29, August 28, 1959

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PA 29, August 28, 1959 - , grass-cu,t-j that- 201 Miles Long, Route 29...
, grass-cu,t-j that- 201 Miles Long, Route 29 Nearly A Trans-Pennsylvania Trans-Pennsylvania Trans-Pennsylvania Highway State Traffic Route 29, one of the longest and most important of the state numbered highways, traverses a region rich in the economic history and scenic attractions attractions of eastern Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania. Nearly a trans-Pennsylvania trans-Pennsylvania trans-Pennsylvania highway, Route 29 extends from West Chester through Phoenix-ville, Phoenix-ville, Phoenix-ville, Allentown and the Lehigh Valley to Hazleton. Tunkhannock and the New York State line near Bingh'amton. It is 201.72 miles in length, and all of it except the bridge over the Susquehanna River at Mocana-qua, Mocana-qua, Mocana-qua, which is owned by Luzerne County, is the responsibility of the Department of Highways. Most of the highway, 185.19 miles, is two lanes wide. From rural southeastern Pennsylvania Pennsylvania to the mountains and uplands of the northeast, Route 29 passes through active manufacturing manufacturing and distribution center and the once thriving hard coal regions in Carbon and Luzerne counties. A miscellaneous farm economy continues to characterize Chester Chester and Lehigh counties. In Phoe-nixville Phoe-nixville Phoe-nixville steel manufacturing is notable and in Hazleton garment manufacturing is prominent. Allentown Allentown is an industrially diversified diversified area. A most significant change along Route 29 was relocation of the highway from downtown Allentown Allentown to a portion of the controlled controlled access by-pass by-pass by-pass west of the city which was opened to traffic last fall. Biggest improvement under construction at present is the 51,700,000 reconstruction of 2.5 mUes over Broad Mountain west of Jim Thorpe in Carbon County. Other improvements were six miles of widening and resurfacing resurfacing south and north of Montrose in Susquehanna County, seven miles of widening south of Tunkhannock Tunkhannock in Wyoming County, two new stream arches in Luzerne County and construction of a mile north of Allentown in Lehigh. County and construction of a mile and a half of four-lane four-lane four-lane divided highway between Weissport and Parryville in Carbon County. Much. work remains to be done before Route 29 will meet the standards required in a high traffic traffic capacity roadway. Department Department of Highways records show that nearly 60 percent of the highway is 20 feet wide or less, which is too narrow for heavy use by today's wider and more powerful motor vehicles. The section of Route 29 longest in use without modernization is 3.28 miles in length in South Whitehall Township, north of Allentown. Allentown. The roadway was constructed constructed in 1907. Now that a portion of the highway highway has been relocated to the Allentown By-pass, By-pass, By-pass, the busiest point is on Main street in Col-legeville, Col-legeville, Col-legeville, Montgomery County. There the average daily traffic is 22,250 vehicles. The least busy section is in Nes-copeck Nes-copeck Nes-copeck Township, Luzerne County, County, where the average daily traf- traf- ' fie amounts to only 490 vehicles. First state legislature of Arkan sas assembled Sept. 12, 1836. I; ji IIOAD I

Clipped from Standard-Sentinel28 Aug 1959, FriPage 6

Standard-Sentinel (Hazleton, Pennsylvania)28 Aug 1959, FriPage 6
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