Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gov. Wolf begins Union Blvd resurfacing project

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by contributed in Local News

The Wolf Administration announced today that work is scheduled to begin next week on a $3.6 million project to repair and resurface Union Boulevard in the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem, Lehigh County.

“This busy east-west corridor between Allentown and Bethlehem is used by thousands of motorists each day, and will soon be resurfaced due to Act 89,” Governor Tom Wolf said.

Union Boulevard will be milled and resurfaced between the Lehigh River in Allentown and Route 378 in Bethlehem. Union Boulevard has an average daily traffic volume that varies between 8,284 and 17,398 vehicles.

Starting Monday (April 17) and lasting throughout the duration of the project, motorists should be alert for lane restrictions weekdays between the hours of 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM. Updates will be provided whenever schedules change.

Under this improvement project, the contractor will mill off the existing roadway surface and repave the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface. They will also replace existing curb ramps with new Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps. All work on the project is expected to be complete in October.

New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. of New Enterprise, Pa. is the general contractor on the $3,633,798 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan.

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 conditions on major roadways 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 825 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 regional PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAAllentown, and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.