Work beginning Sunday to improve 222 in Muhlenberg and Ontelaunee Townships

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced roadwork is scheduled to begin on a project to improve US 222 between PA 61 and Business Route 222 (Allentown Pike) in Muhlenberg and Ontelaunee townships.

Work on the project includes roadway milling, concrete patching, paving, bridge preventive maintenance, guide rail updates, replacement of three overhead sign structures, and pavement markings.

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Starting Sunday motorists should expect nighttime lane restrictions on US 222. The restrictions are anticipated to be in place from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Sundays through Thursdays. Motorists should allow for extra time to travel though the area during these times.

J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Pa., is the general contractor on the $7,836,712 project that is anticipated to be complete in April 2023.

This section of US 222 has an average daily traffic volume of 16,039 vehicles northbound and 14,657 vehicles southbound.

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