Friday, May 15, 2015

Hellertown - Lower Saucon Chamber of Commerce

May 2015
Letter from the President
Stephanie Weitzman, National Penn Bank
HLSC President
610-838-7031 •

PennDOT will be coming to Hellertown the morning of May 28, for what is becoming an annual tradition: An update on the PA 412 Construction Project. They gear their presentation specifically towards the business community that is affected by the work on the interchange. This is a great opportunity for our businesses to learn more to properly prepare themselves for the financial and burdening impact of this project. But it’s also an ideal chance for PennDOT to get feedback directly from the businesses.

Last year, PennDOT used our Chamber-hosted program to formally announce that the project was extended an extra year due to unforeseen issues with underground water, and was predicted to be completed in fall of 2016. While we’re hoping for better news this year, we also left last year with a better understanding of what the completion of this project entails: the businesses could visualize the successful end result of additional lanes and an enhanced interchange that will better accommodate the demands of the increase in traffic in recent years.

Dozens of businesses representing H/LS and Bethlehem attended last year, and many stayed afterwards seeking clarity on their own unique concerns and issues. PennDOT representatives took the time with each of them to listen and discuss strategy and solutions. We hope that if you’ve been affected by this project, that you stop in before heading to work on the 28th so you can best prepare your business or employer for what the future holds: may the end be in better sight this year!

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