Keeping the Community Informed
This webpage is dedicated to keeping the community informed about an upcoming Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT)'s public safety improvement project for Bethlehem Pike. Visit this page often for the most recent information from PennDOT on the improvement project, timelines, traffic information featuring the project, and future meeting dates in which the project will be discussed.
Anticipated Timeline (Updated 9-11-23)
PennDOT has provided a timeline for the Bethlehem Pike Road Diet Project. The timeline is as follows:
- July 6, 2023 - Project advertised for Bid by PennDOT
- August 10, 2023 - Receipt and opening of Bids (Results Below)
- September 2023 - Preconstruction meeting/construction schedule submitted (anticipated)
- January 2024 - Construction commences (anticipated)
- December 2024 - Construction completed (anticipated)
The public can learn more about project details by viewing the PennDOT documents found below:
- Bethlehem Pike SIP Award Letter 9 11 2023
- Beth Pike Bid Results 8 10 23
- Taming Traffic On Beth Pike
- Springfield Twp Safety Presentation 2022 05 26
- 01 SR 2018 Signal Construction Plans
- 02 SR 2018 Temporary Signal Plan
- 03 SR 2018 System Permit Plan
- 04 SR 2018 Signing And Pavement Marking Plans
- 114944 Bethlehem Pk Improvements Scope Of Work
- 01 SR 2018 Construction Plans Signed And Sealed
- Roadway Plan
- Signing And Pavement Marking Plan 2
- Signing And Pavement Marking Plan
Residents with questions regarding this project are asked to reach out to PennDOT directly by contacting:
Vince Cerbone, Traffic Safety Section Manager, PennDOT (District 6-0)
PennDOT will be modifying Bethlehem Pike in Springfield Township from Stenton Avenue to Sunnybrook Road as part of its Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The project will improve the safety and navigation of Bethlehem Pike, including:
- Converting Bethlehem Pike from a four-lane roadway to a three-lane roadway with a two-way center left turn lane
- Modifying traffic signal phasing and timing
- Upgrading traffic signal equipment to improve pedestrian safety and vehicular visibility
The improvements proposed for Bethlehem Pike are also referred to as a road diet. A "road diet" is a strategy for calming and improving roadway safety, while minimally affecting roadway operation. Numerous studies have tested the effects of a road diet, finding that while road diets typically slow down vehicle speeds, they often have little or no effect on level of service when the average daily traffic (ADT) is 20,000 vehicles per day or lower (though road diets can work on roadways with over 20,000 ADT).
Please note that the road diet illustrations above DO NOT depict the proposed improvements to Bethlehem Pike.
A public information meeting was held to provide an overview of PennDOT's Highway Safety Improvement Program on Bethlehem Pike at the Springfield Township Administration Building (1510 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor, PA 19038) on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM. The meeting was recorded and can be viewed below.