>29th Street Bridge Closed Until Next Fall

>29th Street Bridge Closed Until Next Fall

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Harrisburg drivers must say goodbye to the 29th Street Bridge for the next 16 months. The I-83 overpass officially closed yesterday for replacement and will remain shut down until November 2025. Penn-DOT says construction on the bridge will begin next week, and warned of closures on the highway over the next month. The work is part of the I-83 Capital Beltway Project, which aims to replace multiple bridges along with its other goals.

Reminder: 29th Street Bridge Over I-83 near Harrisburg to be Closed Monday for Replacement


Work is part of East Shore Section 3 of I-83 Capital Beltway Project


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding travelers that the 29th Street bridge spanning Interstate 83 near Harrisburg is scheduled to be closed for replacement beginning next Monday. Weather permitting, the bridge will be closed the night of Monday, July 8. It is expected to remain closed until November 12, 2025.


Truck, car and pedestrian detours will be in place during this long-term closure. Cars will use Derry Street, 19th Street and Paxton Street. Trucks will use Derry Street, Eisenhower Boulevard and Paxton Street.


The detour for pedestrians will use Derry Street, S. Paxtang Avenue/City Park Drive, Parkview Lane, 32nd Street and Sycamore Street.


Night work will begin Sunday night, July 14. The contractor will remove the beams and deck on the section of bridge that spans Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. There will be lane closures in both directions of I-83 in the area of 29th Street as needed during nighttime hours only. This work is expected to take two-to-three weeks to complete.


This work is associated with the first of two contracts for East Shore Section 3 of the larger I-83 Capital Beltway Project. This contract includes widening and reconstructing portions of the I-83 roadway, construction of overhead bridges at 29th Street and 19th Street, construction of the new Cameron Street Interchange, removing the 13th Street interchange, and roadway improvements along the Cameron Street, 19th Street and 29th Street corridors.


There may be significant impacts to traffic during the life of this project, including traffic shifts, lane restrictions and road closures/detours. Advance notice will be issued prior to any major traffic impacts.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Company, Inc., of New Enterprise, PA, is the contractor on this $154,627,000 project.


All work on this contract is expected to be completed by October 12, 2027.


The second East Shore Section 3 contract is expected to be under construction from 2025 to 2028 and includes widening and reconstruction on I-83, construction of the 13th Street bridge and approaches, and construction of the 17th Street interchange and widening 17th Street.


For more information about the East Shore Section 3 and the I-83 Capital Beltway Project, go to I83 Capital Beltway- Home (i-83beltway.com).


The East Shore Section 3 construction contract map can be found here: SR0083-079-Dauphin-Construction-Sequence-Graphic-2-2023.pdf (i-83beltway.com).


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