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Main Street Bridge in Slatington and Walnutport to Close for Repairs

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July 23, 2018
Main Street Bridge in Slatington and Walnutport to Close for Repairs
 
Allentown, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 5 announced today work will begin on August 7 to make repairs to the Main Street Bridge over the Lehigh River in Slatington Borough, Lehigh County and Walnutport Borough, Northampton County. The bridge is one of four in the Lehigh Valley being repaired under a $2.5 million contract.
 
The contractor anticipates closing Main Street on August 7. It will be closed and detoured between PA 873/Walnut Street in Slatington and Railroad Street in Walnutport. The detour will utilize PA 873, PA 248 and PA 145. The bridge is estimated to be opened in October.
 
The other three bridges being repaired under this contract are:
 
  • Eaton Avenue Bridge over PA 378 in the City of Bethlehem, Lehigh County;
  • Eighth Street/Albertus L. Meyers Bridge over Little Lehigh Creek, Harrison Street, Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Fountain Park in the City of Allentown;
  • Delabole Road over Greenwalk Creek in Washington Township, Northampton County.
 
Work on the bridges include repairing steel, decks, beams, bearings, joints, and scour countermeasures for the bridges over waterways.
 
H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, PA, is the general contractor on the project to repair these bridges. Work is anticipated to be complete on all four bridges by October 2020.     
 
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
 
Motorists can check 511PA before they travel for the latest conditions on US 222 or PA 662, as well as on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.
 
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. 
 
Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAAllentown.
 
Media contact: Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A., 610-871-4555, ronyoung@pa.gov; Sean A. Brown, 610-871-4556, sebrown@pa.gov.