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Project Overview

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 5 announced today work to rehabilitate the Northwood Avenue Bridge over Bushkill Creek in Palmer and Forks townships, Northampton County will begin September 12.

This work is part of Lehigh Valley Bridge Repair Project that will rehabilitate four structures in Lehigh and Northampton counties. The overall project is scheduled to be completed in September 2020.

Project Contact

​Sean Brown 610 871-4556

Project Statistics

Baseline Contracting, Inc. of Coplay, Pa., is the general contractor on the $2,592,954 project.

The Northwood Bridge was constructed in 1969. It is a 106 feet long and 44 feet wide spread box beam bridge. This section of Northwood Avenue has an average daily traffic volume of 8,172 vehicles.

Detour Information

During construction and lasting until end the of November, Northwood Avenue will be closed and detoured between Bushkill Drive to Walter Avenue. Local access will be maintained. Detour will utilize Bushkill Drive, Stocker Mill Road, and Tatamy Road