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Lehigh Co - American Parkway Project in Allentown

Published On: Jul 25 2013 01:54:34 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 07 2014 03:02:42 PM CDT

update 10/4/2013

On Monday, October 7, 2013, the Bradford Street intersection with N. Dauphin Street (SR 1007) will be closed for approximately two weeks. During this time, the intersection of Bradford Street with N. Dauphin Street will be reconstructed with a new spur that will align with the new collector road that has been constructed on the east side of N. Dauphin Street. The new collector road will be called N. Bradford Street and will link N. Dauphin Street with the existing American Parkway, approximately 1000 feet east of N. Dauphin Street. The new collector road / N. Bradford Street will be used as a detour around the proposed American Parkway Bridge and roadway embankment construction work. Use of the new collector road / N. Bradford Street is anticipated to begin on October 21, 2013. Appropriate detour signage will be placed to direct traffic as each change occurs.

Beginning October 7, 2013:

A variable message board has been placed on Bradford Street and N. Dauphin Street notifying travelers that Bradford Street will be temporarily closed at the N. Dauphin Street intersection. Bradford Street is anticipated to be reopened on October 21, 2013. The current detour will remain in effect until October 21, 2013. The existing detour is as follows:

The northbound North Dauphin Street detour will have traffic directed east on Union Blvd, north on Airport Road, west on the American Parkway back to North Dauphin Street.

The southbound North Dauphin Street detour will have traffic directed east on the American Parkway, south on Airport Road, west on Union Blvd back to North Dauphin Street.

Beginning October 21, 2013 and continuing for approximately one year:

The southbound N. Dauphin Street detour will direct traffic east on Allentown Drive, east on Business Park Lane, west on American Parkway, south on the new collector road / N. Bradford Street, to south on N. Dauphin Street. The northbound N. Dauphin Street detour will direct traffic east on the new collector road/N. Bradford Street, east on American Parkway, west on Business Park Lane, west on Allentown Drive, to north on N. Dauphin Street.
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The contractor for the American Parkway construction contract in the City of Allentown will be setting a roadway detour on North Dauphin Street to facilitate construction work in the area.

Motorists travelling on North Dauphin Street should expect a detour to be in place beginning Tuesday, August 6, 2013.  The closure will begin north of Long Drive and terminate prior to Bradford Street and the American Parkway.  Both northbound and southbound traffic will be required to follow the posted detour.

The approved detour is as follows:

The northbound North Dauphin Street (SR 1007) detour will have traffic directed east on Union Blvd, north on Airport Road, west on the American Parkway back to North Dauphin Street.

The southbound North Dauphin Street (SR 1007) detour will have traffic directed east on the American Parkway, south on Airport Road, west on Union Blvd back to North Dauphin Street.

The detour as posted is expected to be in effect for two (2) months.

New Enterprise Stone and Lime, Inc. of New Enterprise, Pennsylvania is the general contractor for the $32 million construction project.  The construction project is 100% federally funded.