Motorists traveling on Lehigh Street in the city of Allentown can expect daytime delays on Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25.
Weather permitting, GPI, an engineering and construction services firm, will set-up single lane closures in both directions each day from 9:00am to 3:30pm to permit sanitary manhole investigations for survey and mapping purposes. The work will take place between Martin Luther King Drive and Mill Street.
The work is part of the Wire Mill Bridge replacement project. PennDOT is expected to go out to bid on the project this year. The existing bridge over Little Lehigh Creek is structurally deficient. All preconstruction phases of the project are funded 80-percent federal, 15-percent state and five percent Lehigh County. The construction phase is 100 percent federally funded.