COMMENT NOW ON THE LEHIGH VALLEY’S $484 MILLION TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Now’s the time to have an impact on a draft four-year, $484 million Transportation Improvement Program that includes 118 road, bridge, trail and transit projects that stretch into every corner of the Lehigh Valley.
The 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) makes major investments such as $66 million for the Route 309 and Tilghman Street interchange and $21 million to rehabilitate the Hill-to-Hill Bridge in the Bethlehem, but it also spends nearly $10 million on pedestrian, bicycle and trail projects in communities across the area and pumps extra money into maintaining the region’s bridges.
The TIP includes about $80 million from the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, but the plan will remain a draft until the public weighs in. The time for that is now during these public engagements:
Making A Call TONIGHT:
Call in to WDIY 88.1 at 610-758-8810 from 7-7:30 PM to ask questions and make comments on the TIP after our regular Plan Lehigh Valley show.
Attend A Virtual Public Meeting:
Wednesday, May 11, 8 AM: Virtual Meeting tinyurl.com/TIP0511mtg or by phone at +1 610-477-5793 Conference ID: 673 954 331#.
Tuesday May 17, 4 PM: Virtual Meeting tinyurl.com/TIP0517mtg or by phone at +1 610-477-5793 Conference ID: 298 214 774#.
Wednesday May 18, 9 AM: Lehigh Valley Transportation Study, Technical Committee. This virtual meeting can be accessed at tinyurl.com/LVTS2022mtgs or by phone at +1 610-477-5793, Conference ID: 507 799 683#
Attend An In-Person Meeting:
Thursday May 19, 7 PM: In-Person Meeting at the Fowler Center, 6th Floor 511 E Third St Bethlehem, PA 18015
View A Physical Copy At:
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 5-0, 1002 Hamilton Street, Allentown
Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA), 1060 Lehigh Street, Allentown
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton Street, Allentown
Bethlehem Public Library, 11 West Church Street, Bethlehem
Easton Public Library, 515 Church Street, Easton
Commenting Online or by Phone:
LVPC Website: lvpc.org/tip to read and make comments
Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at 610-264-4544
Sign up for any of the special public meetings at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/lehigh-valley-planning-commission-10947355799
The public comment period is open until May 31, so act now to have your say in the Lehigh Valley’s transportation infrastructure.