PennDot announced this week it will close down a portion of 73 in Maiden Creek Township to repair the bridge spanning Willow Creek. The Main Street Bridge over Willow Creek is a two span, concrete T-beam structure that was built in 1927.

According to PennDot, this section 73 has an average daily traffic volume of 6,660 vehicles. Traffic will be detoured on US 222/Allentown Pike and Park Road.

Significant delays expected. Local access will be maintained for property owners only. Work includes concrete deck repairs, concrete beam and substructure repairs, bearing repairs, joint repairs/joint sealing, and scour countermeasures/channel repairs.

Map of 73 and Willow Creek

A recent news release from PennDot states work on the bridge will begin July 22, 2019. However, a sign at the sign says it will begin on July 24, 2019. Estimated completion date is August 23, 2019.