US 22 in Hanover & Whitehall townships, Lehigh County
The US 22/Fullerton Avenue interchange project includes extending the acceleration and deceleration lanes on all four interchange ramps; installing new traffic signals on Fullerton Avenue at the interchange ramps; constructing a wider and taller Fullerton Avenue Bridge over US 22; and the removal of the 5th Street Bridge over US 22.
The project also includes reconstructing the US 22 east and west bridges over the Lehigh River, Lehigh Canal and Norfolk Southern Rail Road; and constructing three retaining walls.
The project is designed to improve traffic flow for the 89,231 vehicles travelling US 22 and the 17,860 vehicles travelling Fullerton Avenue each day.
The Fifth Street Bridge over US 22 in Whitehall has been demolished. Fifth Street will remain closed between Pershing Boulevard and St. Paul/Park Street until a new bridge is constructed as part of a future project to widen US 22 between 15th Street and PA 378 that is currently being designed.
All lanes on Fullerton Avenue between Park and Pershing streets are opened to traffic, but there may be times when short-term lane restrictions are needed.
US 22 east and west traffic is shifted onto the new US 22 east bridge over the Lehigh River to allow for construction of the new US 22 west bridge.
Two lanes of traffic on US 22 east and west will be maintained at peak times, with restrictions on US 22 being limited to between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Updates will be provided whenever traffic pattern changes are scheduled.