The entire length of Park Drive that runs through Allentown’s Lehigh Parkway will be closed to traffic for resurfacing from 7:00am to 8:00pm for approximately three days beginning Monday, May 21.
Park Drive will be paved from Jefferson Street to the Steel Bridge and on up to Vultee Street. Work will then continue over the Steel Bridge and up Park Drive to 24th St. / Oxford Drive.
It is suggested that walkers, runners and bicyclists stay off Park Drive even after work has stopped for the day because of the warm pavement temperature.
The work will be done by the city’s Public Works Department using its new milling machine. A $235,000 contribution from UGI will cover the cost of materials.
Trails in the Parkway will remain open during this period, but park users must use alternate parking lots that are available at the Fish Hatchery, Schreiber’s Bridge, Architects Bend and the Allentown Credit Union / Bogert’s Bridge.
Upon completion of the project, signs will be posted reminding park users of the 20 MPH speed limit along Park Drive.
Persons seeking additional information are asked to contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at 610-437-7750.
photo: Lehigh Valley Live