Route 100 up­grades

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - LOCAL NEWS -

Pen­nDOT is mak­ing a lot of im­prove­ments to Route 100 be­tween Til­gh­man Street and In­dus­trial Boule­vard.

The road will be get­ting resur­faced and new curbs through­out the mile-and-a-half stretch. The high­way will be re­con­structed with storm sewer im­prove­ments as well.

Pen­nDOT will change the traf­fic sig­nals at Route 100 and Schantz Road as well as at Route 100 and Til­gh­man Street. Those in­ter­changes will see some side­walk ramp im­prove­ments to boot.

In ad­di­tion, the in­ter­change ramps with In­ter­state 78 will be milled and paved.

Sim­i­lar im­prove­ments cre­ated some traf­fic headaches at the Route 22 and Route 33 in­ter­change back in 2017, but I wouldn’t ex­pect to see the I-78/ Route 100 ramps to get any­where near as bad.

Ac­cord­ing to data gath­ered by the Le­high Val­ley Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, Route 100 car­ries about 16,021 ve­hi­cles through this area ev­ery day.

That’s doesn’t be­gin to com­pare to Route 33 or Route 22, the re­gion’s two busiest high­ways. Still, lo­cal com­muters can ex­pect some in­con­ve­nience.

There are a lot of dif­fer­ent el­e­ments to this project, but Penn DOT ex­pects to have it com­pleted by De­cem­ber 2020.

A ti ci pated cost: $17.5 mil­lion

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