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WEEK of 1/17/22

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Municipality:  Upper Macungie and South Whitehall Townships, City of Allentown

Road name:  US 22

Between:  Interstate 78  and 15th Street

Type of work:  Construction

Work being done by:  PennDOT Contractor

Type of restriction:  Nighttime

Restriction:  Motorists should expect to see weeknight lane restrictions between the hours of 7 PM and 6 AM on US 22 east and west between Interstate 78 and 15th Street  for the ongoing US 22 pavement rehabilitation project.  Expect delays and please use caution driving through the work zones.

Start date:  1/17/22

Est completion date:  1/21/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  07:00 PM To 06:00 AM

Will rain cause delays?  No

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Municipality:  Whitehall Township

Road name:  US 22

Between:  15th Street and PA 145/ MacArthur Road

Type of work:  Milling & Paving

Work being done by:  PennDOT Contractor

Type of restriction:  Nighttime

Restriction:  Motorists should expect weeknight lane restrictions between the hours of 7 PM and 6 AM on US 22 east and west between 15th Street  and PA 145/MacArthur Road/Seventh Street for the ongoing US 22 pavement rehabilitation project. Expect delays and please use caution driving through the work zones.

Start date:  1/17/22

Est completion date:  1/21/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  07:00 PM To 06:00 AM

Will rain cause delays?  No

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Municipality:  Salisbury Twp.

Road name:  Interstate 78 Ramps at Exit 58 (Emmaus Avenue)

Type of work:  Inspection

Work being done by:  PennDOT Bridge Inspection Forces

Type of restriction:  Daytime

Restriction:  Ramp restrictions for bridge inspection work. Please use caution.

Start date:  1/31/22

Est completion date:  1/31/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  09:00 AM To 03:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  Yes

Change/Update:  Re-scheduled from 1/17/2022 - Holiday (MLK Jr.)

Changed the duration from three days to one day

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Municipality:  Salisbury Twp

Road name:  Interstate 78 Ramps at Exit 58 (Emmaus Avenue)

Between:  - and -

Type of work:  Inspection

Work being done by:  PennDOT Bridge Inspection Forces

Type of restriction:  Daytime

Restriction:  Ramp restrictions for bridge inspection work. Please use caution.

Start date:  1/18/22

Est completion date:  1/19/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  09:00 AM To 03:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  Yes

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Municipality:  Upper Macungie Twp.

Road name:  Adams Road

Between:  Schantz Road and Main Street

Type of work:  Bridge Repair

Work being done by:  PennDOT Maintenance Forces

Type of restriction:  Daytime

Restriction:  Lane restriction with flagging.

Start date:  1/18/22

Est completion date:  1/21/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  08:00 AM To 02:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  No

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Municipality:  Allentown

Road name:  Interstate 78

Between:  Exit 49 (PA 100) and Northampton County Line

Type of work:  Highway Beautification

Work being done by:  PennDOT Maintenance Forces

Type of restriction:  Daytime

Restriction:  Shoulder restriction.

Start date:  1/18/22

Est completion date:  1/21/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  09:00 AM To 02:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  No

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Municipality:  Washington Twp./North Whitehall Twp./Heidelberg Twp.

Road name:  Neffs Laurys Road/Church Road/Reservoir Road

Between:  PA 145 and Mountain Road

Type of work:  Drainage

Work being done by:  PennDOT Maintenance Forces

Type of restriction:  Daytime

Restriction:  Lane restriction with flagging.

Start date:  1/18/22

Est completion date:  1/21/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  08:00 AM To 02:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  No

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Municipality:  Upper Macungie

Road name:  Tilghman Street

Between:  PA 100 and Adams Road

Type of work:  Pothole Patching

Work being done by:  PennDOT Maintenance Forces

Type of restriction:  Daytime

Restriction:  Lane restriction with flagging.

Start date:  1/18/22

Est completion date:  1/21/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  08:00 AM To 02:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  No

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County:  Lehigh

Municipality:  Lynn Twp.

Road name:  Camp Meeting Road

Between:  Berks County Line and PA 143

Type of work:  Shoulder Work/Widening

Work being done by:  PennDOT Maintenance Forces

Type of restriction:  Daytime

Restriction:  Lane restriction with flagging.

Start date:  1/18/22

Est completion date:  1/21/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  08:00 AM To 02:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  No

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Municipality:  Upper Saucon Twp.

Road name:  Center Valley Road

Between:  Saucon Valley Road and PA 378

Type of work:  Crack Sealing

Work being done by:  PennDOT Maintenance Forces

Type of restriction:  Daytime

Restriction:  Lane restriction with flagging.

Start date:  1/18/22

Est completion date:  1/21/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  08:00 AM To 02:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  No

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Municipality:  Salisburg Twp.

Road name:  Interstate 78 Ramps at Exit 58 (Emmaus Avenue)

Type of work:  Inspection

Restriction:  Ramp restrictions for bridge inspection work. Please use caution.

Start date:  1/17/22

Est completion date:  1/19/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  09:00 AM To 03:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  Yes

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Municipality:  Salisburg Twp.

Road name:  Interstate 78 Ramps at Exit 58 (Emmaus Avenue)

Type of work:  Inspection

Restriction:  Ramp restrictions for bridge inspection work. Please use caution.

Start date:  1/31/22

Est completion date:  2/2/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  09:00 AM To 03:00 PM

Will rain cause delays?  Yes

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Municipality:  Upper Saucon Twp.

Road name:  Spring Valley Road

Between:  Old Bethlehem Pike and Washington Lane

Type of work:  Bridge Repair

Restriction:  Due to recent bridge inspection, Spring Valley Road over Saucon Creek is reduced to a single lane, two-way traffic with a stop control condition. The road will be restricted until repairs to the structure are made. The structure is a two span 57 foot-long concrete T-Beam bridge, built in 1925, that carries Spring Valley Road over Saucon Creek.

Please use caution when traveling through work zone.

Start date:  11/24/21

Est completion date:  5/31/22

Restrictions in effect (time of day):  12:00 AM To 12:00 AM

Will rain cause delays?  No

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Work to Begin on PA 145 Paving Project in Lehigh County

PennDOT announced today a project to improve PA 145 between US 22 and PA 329 in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County will begin on Monday, September 27.

Work on the project includes roadway milling, patching, paving, crack-seal, guide rail updates, Americans with Disabilities Act curb ramps and pavement markings.

Motorists should expect to see various traffic lane restrictions on this section of PA 145 during the project and can visit www.511PA.com to check for traffic delay information.

Updates will be provided for specific restrictions and whenever traffic patterns change.   

The project is anticipated to be complete in September 2022.      

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New Law Provides Free IDs for Pennsylvanians Experiencing Homelessness

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) today said that Pennsylvanians experiencing homelessness are now able to obtain a free initial photo ID or renewal a photo ID.

To obtain an ID at no cost, individuals experiencing homelessness must apply in person at a PennDOT Driver License Center and must meet identification and other requirements. The applicant must inform the Driver License Center counter staff they are applying for or renewing their existing Pennsylvania photo ID and are requesting a free ID due to their homeless status. The individual will be required to certify on the application that they are homeless as defined in Section 103 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

For initial issuance of a photo ID, the applicant must bring one acceptable proof of identification (see Publication 195US or Publication 195NC), Social Security Card or Social Security Administration ineligibility letter and acceptable form/s of address verification. In the case of homeless individuals, PennDOT will accept a letter from a shelter indicating an individual is staying at the shelter or uses the shelter as an address of residency to pick up mail.

For renewal of a photo ID, the applicant must renewal at one of PennDOT Driver License Centers. The applicant will be required to certify on the application that they are homeless, and a fee will be waived at the time of the renewal.

The law covers initial issuance and renewals for photo IDs for those who qualify for free issuance due to their homeless status. Duplicate IDs are not covered under the law change.  Duplicate fees continue to apply and cannot be waived. The law does not cover nor does it allow for waiver of any driver license product-related fees.

Additional information can be found on the Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling. There are no additional fees for using online services.

Help is available for Pennsylvanians who need help with paying for food, accessing health care, and other essential needs. Applications for public assistance programs can be submitted online at www.compass.state.pa.us. Those who prefer to submit paper documentation can pick one up from their local County Assistance Office (CAO), print it from the website, or requested by phone at 1-800-692-7462. While CAOs remain closed to the public, paper applications can be returned via mail or dropped off in a CAO’s secure drop box, if available. You do not need to know your own eligibility in order to apply, and all Pennsylvanians are encouraged to apply for assistance so they do not have to weather these difficult times alone.

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This work will be done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

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Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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.

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