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PA 29(N-S)/PA 73(W-E) Duplex

29 73

Pennsylvania Routes 29 and 73 join for 2 miles from Schwenksville to Zieglerville in Montgomery County.


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

PA 29 and PA 73 meet here on the south side of Schwenksville. PA 73 westbound crosses the Perkiomen Creek on the right and enters from the right.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

The two-mile duplex is well signed on a two-lane alignment through Schwenksville. Most route markers along this duplex use the new federal standard number font rather than Pennsylvania's traditional number font.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

PA 29/PA 73 remains a two-lane road on the north side of town.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

The two routes split in the village of Zieglerville. PA 29 continues northward toward Allentown, while PA 73 loops around the north side of Reading.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

Now eastbound on PA 73 at its approach to PA 29. Here a wider-than-normal version of PA's traditional number font was used. The wider fonts are typically reserved for route numbers below 20 or including a "1".

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

Southbound on the duplex in Zieglerville.

 


Timothy Reichard 2/13/05

PA 73 east splits across Perkiomen Creek at the southern split of the duplex. Here Pennsylvania's standard number font is used. PA 29 continues southward toward Collegetown, while PA 73 turns southeastward to enter Philadelphia.

 

 

Local Names

North
29

Gravel Pike

West
73

Big Road

Duplex
29
73

Gravel Pike
Main Street

South
29

Gravel Pike

East
73

Skippack Pike

 

Terraserver Imagery

 

Former Designations

22

1927–1928

Originally PA 22.
29
73

1928–

PA 29 replaced PA 22. PA 73 was assigned following PA 29.

 

Adjacent Multiplexes

29
100

North to Hereford

73
663

West to Layfield

 

 

 

 
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