The Oxford Drive Bridge over
the Little Lehigh River in Allentown, on the Salisbury Township border, is now fully open, according to PennDOT.
Northbound Oxford Drive was closed and detoured since June 13 for a bridge rehabilitation project. Work on the Oxford Drive Bridge
included bridge deck overlaying, expansion dam replacement, beam
repairs, substructure and parapet repairs and other miscellaneous
During construction northbound
Oxford Drive was closed and detoured between Fish Hatchery Road and
Lindberg Avenue. Northbound Oxford Drive traffic was detoured on Fish
Hatchery Road, Cedar Crest Boulevard and Hamilton
Heim Construction, Co. of Pottsville was the general contractor on the $367,670 project.
The Oxford Drive Bridge is a three
span concrete I-beam bridge originally constructed in 1960 and
rehabilitated in 1980. It is 226 feet long and 35 feet wide.
section of Oxford Drive has an average daily traffic volume
of 9,586 vehicles.