Bridge Work to Close 73 in Maiden Creek Township

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.

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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

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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.

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