Cedar Crest Boulevard

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Cedar Crest Boulevard
Length 9.5 mi (15.3 km)
Location Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
South end PA 29 in Emmaus
Major
junctions
I-78 / PA 309 near Dorneyville
PA 222 near Dorneyville
Tilghman Street in Allentown
US 22 in South Whitehall Township
Walbert Avenue in South Whitehall Township
North end Mauch Chunk Road in North Whitehall Township

Cedar Crest Boulevard is a major north-south highway in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in the United States in the Lehigh Valley region of the state. South of Interstate 78 (I-78), the road is a part of Pennsylvania Route 29 and north of it the road is State Route 1019.

The boulevard is 9.5 miles in length and passes through Allentown, Pennsylvania. Its southern terminus is in Emmaus, Pennsylvania at Chestnut Street and its northern terminus is in North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania at Mauch Chunk Road. It also is a major junction for I-78, a major east-west highway between the Harrisburg area in the west and New York City's Holland Tunnel in the east.

Cedar Crest Boulevard is home to many attractions in the Lehigh Valley, including two rival high schools, Emmaus High School and Parkland High School, as well as the main campuses of Lehigh Valley Hospital and Cedar Crest College. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Lake Muhlenberg, the Lehigh Country Club, the Lehigh Parkway, Muhlenberg College and Trexler Park all border the boulevard.

The boulevard is a prominent road for Allentown-area commerce, including numerous strip malls and restaurants.

History[edit]

In 1941, from Walbert Avenue (US 309/PA 29) in Wennersville to Chestnut Street (PA 29) in Emmaus, Cedar Crest Boulevard was designated as Pennsylvania Route 229. By 1960, however, the route number was removed, and it was renamed Cedar Crest Boulevard.[1][2] The route is sometimes referred to by locals as simply Cedar Crest.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Lehigh County.

Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Emmaus PA 29 south (Chestnut Street) – Boyertown South end of PA 29 overlap
Salisbury Township I-78 / PA 309 – Harrisburg, Tamaqua, Bethlehem, Quakertown Exit 55 (I-78/PA 309), north end of PA 29, south end of SR 1019
Allentown PA 222 (Hamilton Boulevard) – Reading, Allentown
SR 1002 (Tilghman Street) – Kuhnsville, Allentown
South Whitehall Township US 22 (Lehigh Valley Thruway) – Harrisburg, Bethlehem Interchange
SR 1006 (Walbert Avenue) – Slatington, Allentown
North Whitehall Township SR 1017 (Mauch Chunk Road) – Balliettsville, Allentown
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1941 Lehigh County Map" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. Retrieved 2007-07-25. 
  2. ^ "1960 Lehigh County Map" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. Retrieved 2007-07-25.