Get Ready for 6 Months of Road Work on Rt. 33 in Northampton County

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Tatamy Road Work

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Rt. 33 looking north from the Main Street (Tatamy) overpass.

Motorists who travel a section of Rt. 33 in Northampton County should be on the lookout for restrictions related to a $5.1 million PennDOT project that begins Monday, May 20.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 5 announced Friday that work is scheduled to begin on a pavement preservation project along the highway in Stockertown borough, Bushkill Township, Plainfield Township and Palmer Township.

The pavement preservation project includes the milling, concrete patching and paving of approximately 4.5 miles of Rt. 33 between the Main Street (Tatamy) and Belfast exits, PennDOT said in a news release.

“Starting Monday, May 20, motorists should expect lane restrictions on PA 33 in both north and southbound directions,” it said. “Northbound PA 33 will be restricted between the hours of 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. and southbound will see restrictions between 10 a.m. and 5 a.m.”

James D. Morrissey Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor for the project, which PennDOT said is expected to be completed in November.

Traffic on Rt. 33 in the project area ranges between 18,703 and 27,336 vehicles northbound and 17,721-27,370 vehicles southbound daily.

PennDOT also announced Friday that a mult-million project designed to improve five intersections on Easton Avenue between Stefko Boulevard and Willow Park Road in Bethlehem city and Bethlehem Township will begin Monday. That project is expected to be completed in October.

Meanwhile, another road project involving the replacement of a pipe along Easton Road near Countryside Lane in Lower Saucon Township will continue at least through May 31, PennDOT also announced.

For more information about projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on PennDOT’s 4- and 12-Year plans visit

Motorists can also check 511PA before they travel for the latest conditions on more than 40,000 miles of road by visiting 511PA, which is a free service, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone app for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1 or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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