Huckleberry Highway in South Whitehall to be closed by December 2022 as a consequence of bridge challenge

S. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Fee mentioned Tuesday that Huckleberry Highway (T-559), a South Whitehall Township roadway situated underneath the NB-363 Bridge on Interstate 476 at milepost A59.20, is closed to site visitors now by December 2022.

The approximate 10-month closure is a part of an Accelerated Bridge Venture the place the PA Turnpike might be changing the NB-363 Bridge on Interstate 476 (I-476) at milepost A59.20 within the township.

Through the closure, count on increased site visitors volumes on detour roads, the turnpike fee mentioned. Motorists are inspired to plan journey accordingly. Changeable message indicators will even present data on closures and detours. Work schedules are topic to alter based mostly on climate circumstances.

Eastbound Detour

Motorists touring south on Route 309 or east on Huckleberry Highway might be directed south alongside Route 309 to Route 1006 (Walbert Ave.), then directed east on Route 1006 (Walbert Ave.) to Ridgeview Drive the place they may attain Huckleberry Highway.

Westbound Detour

Motorists touring west on Huckleberry Highway might be detoured to the south alongside Ridgeview Drive to Route 1006, then directed west on Route 1006 to Route 309 the place they may attain Huckleberry Highway.

The bridge substitute challenge is situated alongside the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in South Whitehall Township. The prevailing construction carries I-476 over Huckleberry Highway, two miles north of the Lehigh Valley Interchange, Exit 56.

The prevailing superstructure might be changed over the span of 1 weekend in late October, the turnpike fee mentioned. The Turnpike makes use of a confirmed engineering approach known as Accelerated Bridge Development that permits staff to switch a bridge in a single weekend relatively than a 12 months or extra of development.

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