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Race St. bridge listed for repair

Thursday, October 30, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

A future PennDOT program for infrastructure improvements includes replacement of Catasauqua's Race Street Bridge.

Catasauqua Borough Manager Eugene Golfeder said a program he heard is in the works streamlines the normal process in the state of Pennsylvania. He spoke about the program at Monday's borough council workshop meeting.

"It is rumored that PennDOT signed a contract with a contractor to replace a number of bridges in 36 months," he said. "The Race Street Bridge is on the list."

No right turns allowed from Pine Street

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Borough motorists will notice a new traffic pattern at the intersection of Pine Street and Howertown Road following a decision by the Catasauqua Borough Council.

At the Oct. 6 meeting, the council acted on a recommendation from Public Works Director Jeff MacHose. Cars turning right from Pine Street to southbound Howertown Road seem to have a knack for wiping out stop signs on the corner. The latest stop sign installed has a protective concrete barrier.

Second St. work jams traffic

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Mellish asks if construction affects study

At Catasauqua Council's workshop session on Sept. 29, Councilwoman Deb Mellish expressed some concern that the data collected during the borough's traffic study might be influenced by construction now taking place on Second Street.

The borough contracted a study to evaluate traffic along Race Street where it intersects with Lehigh, Front and Second streets. The study is in response to a proposal by PennDOT to add signals to alleviate traffic congestion along Race Street.