Go to www.145-22int.com for information on the Route 145/MacArthur Road Interchange Project.
Preserving our infrastructure in challenging times
With the Commonwealth facing significant increases in costs to maintain and preserve its existing transportation infrastructure, we have revised our initial concepts to reconstruct US Route 22 in the Lehigh Valley. This new direction reflects today’s challenge of preserving our aging infrastructure – including thousands of structurally deficient bridges – in the face of increasingly limited transportation funding and rising construction costs.
Estimates for earlier concepts that explored widening the highway from east of the Lehigh River to 15th Street (Section 400) had skyrocketed beyond beyond affordability. But in spite of limited funding, we remained committed to improving Route 22 in the Lehigh Valley and revised our plans for Section 400 to include significant improvements to the Route 145 and Fullerton Avenue interchanges and construction of a new Lehigh River crossing.
We believe that this new direction – which still will cost an estimated $100 million to complete – will make this section of Route 22 safer and more efficient in the short term and will help secure the long-term structural viability of the our primary east-west corridor.
As we work toward our goals for Section 400, we will use this website to keep you apprised of the ongoing development of our plans for Route 22. Your continued understanding, support and patience is appreciated.
April 2013 -
Construction continues at the US 22/MacArthur Road Interchange. Go to www.145-22int.com for more information about this project.