February 05, 2018
the Route 222 (Hamilton Street) bridge, which spans Cedar Creek in Allentown, Lehigh County has been rescheduled. Construction was previously scheduled to begin during the week of February 5.
Construction is now expected to begin during the week of February 12 and be complete in December. During this time, one-lane of traffic will be maintained north and south through the work zone.
Access for local businesses located north and south of the bridge on Hamilton Street will be maintained during construction phases. Motorists can access these businesses southbound via a short detour along South 21st Street to Reading Road and Yocco Drive. Motorists can access businesses located north of the bridge by following a short detour along North Saint Elmo Street and West Linden and North 20th Street.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-175 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.