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Slatington, Walnutport Main Street Bridge closure set for Aug. 15

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 5 has announced work is delayed until Aug. 15 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.

On Aug. 15, Main Street will be closed and detoured between Route 873/Walnut Street in Slatington and Railroad Street in Walnutport. The bridge is estimated to be opened in October.

The detour will use Routes 873, 248 and 145.

This section of Main Street has an average daily traffic volume of 10,015 vehicles.

The other three bridges being repaired under this contract are:

•Eaton Avenue Bridge over Route 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, 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

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