March 15, 2019
Allentown, PA – Motorists should anticipate nighttime lane closures on US 22 east and west, and a daytime lane closure on PA 33 north next week, as construction continues to replace the bridge carrying PA 33 north over US 22 in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County. Motorists should anticipate nighttime single lane closures east and west on US 22 from 10:30 PM on Monday, March 18, to 5:30 AM on Saturday, March 23. Motorists should also anticipate a daytime lane closure on PA 33 north, between Hecktown Road and William Penn Highway, from 9:00 AM on Monday, March 18, to 3:00 PM on Friday, March 22. The bridge is being replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Construction is anticipated to be completed in late June 2019.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule is subject to change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-197 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. The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years.