Route 22 and 13th Street interchange
In 2016, the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study set aside more than $4 million to start engineering an ambitious design for Route 22’s 13th Street interchange in Easton. The design called for a roundabout and a divergent diamond interchange, where traffic temporarily switches to driving on the left side of the road to eliminate dangerous turns. The project was scaled back in 2018, however.
The interchange remains an issue. Backups on the exit ramp frequently extend onto the highway, and it’s nearly impossible to turn left onto Wood Avenue even when there isn’t construction on the overpass.
The new long-range plan calls for $9.8 million to work on the interchange. No word on whether that includes roundabouts, divergent diamonds or more standard improvements.