January 22, 2018
Construction for the Route 222 (Hamilton Street) bridge, spanning Cedar Creek in Allentown, Lehigh County, is scheduled to begin soon as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
Construction is expected to begin during the week of February 5 and be complete in in
December 2018. During this time, one-lane of alternating 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 to 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.