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Wolf Administration Announces Start of Project to Resurface Cedar Crest Boulevard in Lehigh County

08/13/2019

​The Wolf Administration announced today work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 19, on a project to resurface Cedar Crest Boulevard in the City of Allentown, Salisbury Township and South Whitehall Township in Lehigh County.

“PennDOT is committed to ensuring a smoother ride for motorists and improving accessibility for persons with disabilities, and this project will accomplish both along this busy corridor,” said Governor Tom Wolf.

Cedar Crest Boulevard will be resurfaced between Interstate 78 and Walbert Avenue. Work includes roadway milling and paving, constructing new Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps (where applicable) and new pavement markings. 

Starting August 19 motorists should expect nighttime lane restrictions on Cedar Crest Boulevard and allow for extra time traveling through the area. Updates will be provided whenever traffic pattern schedules change.

H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, PA is the general contractor on the $2,549,452 project, which is expected to be complete in November. This section of Cedar Crest Boulevard has an average daily traffic volume that varies between 14,889 and 20,648 vehicles.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check 511PA before we they travel for the latest conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Follow regional PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAAllentown, and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.  

MEDIA CONTACT: Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A., 610-871-4555, ronyoung@pa.gov; Sean A. Brown, 610-871-4556, sebrown@pa.gov.

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