The contractor for the American Parkway Bridge project will implement a shift in the traffic patterns in the American Parkway road lanes that exist to the west of Sumner Avenue on Thursday, June 18.
Currently, the existing two eastbound lanes are being utilized for single lane, two way traffic while the existing two westbound lanes are being reconstructed. On Thursday, June 18, the two single lane traffic pattern will be shifted to the existing westbound lanes while the two eastbound lanes are reconstructed. Approximately 650 feet of the eastbound lanes will be reconstructed.
Traffic and pedestrian patterns on Bridge Street, Sumner Avenue, and Ridge Avenue will remain as they currently are. Motorist and pedestrians are alerted to watch for new signage directing the changes to the new traffic patterns.
Front Street (SR 1015) in the City of Allentown will be closed in both directions beginning on Wednesday, November 19 and will remain closed for approximately one year while the existing Front Street bridge over American Parkway is demolished and the at-grade intersection is completed.
The closure will begin just north of Furnace Street and end just south of Kurtz Street. Trucks will be detoured via Tilghman Street (SR 1002), Route 145 and Route 22; however, the car detour will follow the newly constructed Jordan Drive Access Road and Furnace Street. Note that access to Bridge Street from Front Street will be permanently shut off by this change.
The St. John’s Church parking lot can be accessed from Front Street at the church’s northernmost entry drive or from Sumner Avenue via Bridge Street. Bridge Street will be converted to two way traffic for this purpose. Also please note that access to Furnace Street west of Front Street will be closed entirely during construction.
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.
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.