PennDOT Invites Public to Comment on I-78 Lenhartsville Bridge Replacement Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will host an on-demand virtual public meeting for the I-78 Lenhartsville Bridge Replacement Project from noon on Oct. 25, 2021 to Nov. 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The meeting can be accessed online by visiting penndot.gov/i78Lenhartsville beginning at noon on Oct. 25. There will also be an in-person public open house held on Nov. 1, 2021.

The I-78 Lenhartsville Bridge, which crosses Maiden Creek in Greenwich Township, is aging and does not meet current design standards. The proposed project involves replacing the existing bridge to address the poor structural condition, and to widen it to accommodate auxiliary lanes and full inside and outside shoulders in each direction.

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The I-78 Lenhartsville Bridge Replacement Project is a candidate for bridge tolling through the Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership Initiative (MBP3I), as part of the PennDOT Pathways Program.

The Pathways program seeks to identify potential alternative funding solutions for transportation in the state. Under the initiative, tolls collected would be used for the bridges’ construction, maintenance and operation.

Information about the project’s design plans, environmental studies, tolling implementation and mitigation, and project schedule are available for review in the public meeting. PennDOT encourages everyone to review the materials and provide input on the information presented.

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The project team will be accepting comments throughout the duration of the comment period, which ends on Nov. 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. You can submit an online comment directly from the on-demand virtual public meeting site, or you can use the below outlets to share your feedback. All comments submitted during the comment period will receive equal consideration regardless of the method of submission.

• Email: i78Lenhartsville@pa.gov
• Hotline: (610) 973-5193
• Mail: PennDOT District 5, Attn: I-78

Lenhartsville Bridge Replacement Project, 1002 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18101

The public can also attend the in-person public open house for the project. At this open house, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the project and speak with members of the project team. The public can drop by any time during the open house at their convenience. The public open house time is below:

Monday, Nov. 1, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Kempton Community Center
83 Community Center Dr, Kempton, PA 19529

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