The Basin Street Safety Improvements project extending from Auburn Street to Union Street in the city of Allentown will commence on Monday, November 17, 2014. The work will begin with the installation of safety barriers under the Norfolk Southern railroad overpass located north of Auburn Street.  The roadway will remain open to traffic, however, motorists can expect traffic disruptions for the next 2 weeks while the barrier work is ongoing.

The safety improvements for the project will include curb work, guiderail installations, barrier construction, new lighting, signal improvements, high friction course pavement installation, microsurfacing, new pavement markings, and a speed limit activated traffic calming message board.

The Basin Street Safety Improvements project will be constructed by the Marino Corporation, Inc. out of Skippack, PA. The construction contract amount is $629,830.00. Federal funds are being used to construct the safety improvements.

Press Release Provided By:

Diane K. Miller
Operations Manager
Office of the Mayor
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101