Route 100 upgrades
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