Route 22 resur­fac­ing

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Route 22, as the main thor­ough­fare of the Le­high Val­ley, presents a big chal­lenge to plan­ners.

Pen­nDOT needs to make im­prove­ments to keep it safe and en­sure the flow of traf­fic. Yet lane re­stric­tions or clo­sures can play havoc for tens of thou­sands

of peo­ple ev­ery day.

So peo­ple may want to have a backup plan later this year when Pen­nDOT be­gins repaving Route 22 be­tween the 25th Street in­ter­change in Palmer Town­ship and the Farm­ersville Road over­pass in Beth­le­hem Town­ship.

In ad­di­tion to the four-mile stretch of high­way, Pen­nDOT will be resur­fac­ing the ramps be­tween Route 33 and Route 22 again.

Pen­nDOT doc­u­ments don’t in­clude an end date for this project. I’m sure plenty of peo­ple are dread­ing this, and for good rea­son.

But I can’t ig­nore that this stretch of Route 22 could re­ally use the im­prove­ments, es­pe­cially where con­struc­tion crews have set camp to re­pair the Route 33 bridge.

An­tic­i­pated cost: $5 mil­lion

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