Lehigh Co - Brookside Road Bridges
On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced work will begin Thursday, July 18 on a project to repair two bridges on Brookside Road in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County.
The project will repair the Brookside Road Bridge over the Little Lehigh Creek and the Brookside Road Bridge over Swabia Creek. Work on the two bridges includes overlaying the decks, replacing expansion dams, making superstructure repairs, and other miscellaneous construction.
On July 18 crews will install temporary traffic signals at both bridges. The temporary signals will operate in a flashing mode for one week to alert motorists to expect a full activation the following week. Both signals will be fully activated on July 25 and will allow a single lane of alternating one-way traffic to traverse each bridge. The signals will remain in operation for the duration of the project. Motorists should expect delays and use caution driving through the work zone.
All work is scheduled to be complete this November.
Kinsley Construction, Inc. of York, Pa. is the general contractor on the $914,700 project.
The Brookside Road Bridge over Little Lehigh Creek is located between Lower Macungie and Princeton roads, and is a three span steel I-beam bridge constructed in 1957. It is 255 feet long and 35.5 feet wide.
The Brookside Road Bridge over Swabia Creek is located between Sauerkraut Lane and Indian Creek Road, and is a two span steel I-beam bridge constructed in 1957. It is 103 feet long and 43.5 feet wide.
This section of Brookside Road has an average daily traffic volume of 8,990 vehicles.