Thursday, May 9, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Erik Ward, 38, of Center Valley, caused an accident at Route 378 and Koehler Drive.
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Thursday, May 9
Lower Saucon Township Police say an Upper Saucon Township man will be cited for following too closely and driving with a suspended license, after he allegedly caused a car accident at Route 378 and Koehler Drive May 3. In a press release, police said Erik Ward, 38, of the 2800 block of Station Avenue, Center Valley, was in the process of turning from Route 378 onto Koehler when he tried "to beat traffic." Police said that as he turned, Ward rear-ended another vehicle in front of him. The accident occurred at about 6 p.m., police said.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Lower Saucon Township Police Department announced in a news release that—as part of an aggressive driving enforcement effort—it issued 103 traffic citations to motorists between March 18 and April 28.
Lower Saucon Township Police have announced that between March 18 and April 28, officers issued 103 traffic citations to motorists on Route 378 "and its tributaries" as part of a state-funded aggressive driving enforcement and education project. Police said officers "initiated 103 vehicle stops during several traffic enforcement details." Five written warnings were also issued to motorists, police said.
Monday, May 6, 2013
During a recent interview with the Express-Times editorial board, Northampton County Executive candidate Glenn Reibman talked about revisiting the idea of building an interchange at Route 378 and I-78 in Lower Saucon Township.
Although Lower Saucon Township residents fought a proposal to build an interchange at Route 378 and Interstate 78 nearly three decades ago, Democratic Northampton County Executive candidate Glenn Reibman said in a recent interview with the paper's editorial board that in his opinion it wouldn't hurt to revisit the idea. In the April 30 interview, Reibman said it was unclear why the interchange wasn't built when the interstate was constructed in the mid-late 1980s, and added that he would support a county-financed feasibility study before approaching the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) about the proposal. In a November 2009 "Road Warrior" column published by The Morning Call, Dan Hartzell states that the Route 378 …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Battery back-up systems have been installed at six signalized intersections in Lower Saucon Township. The back-ups were purchased in the wake of two major power outages in 2011 and 2012.
The next time a power outage affects Lower Saucon Township, the township's intersections with traffic lights will be better prepared—and motorists will likely be safer. The township announced on its website recently that six signalized intersections have been equipped with battery backup systems designed to power their traffic lights during "short-term outages." At the same time, the lights in the signals were upgraded to LEDs. The backup systems were installed "because of the power outages during the Halloween storm in 2011 which shut down the traffic signals at...major intersections in the township, causing delays and unsafe traveling conditions," the township said in the news release posted on its website. Funding for them came in the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say a girl's cell phone fell off a car roof on Sunday.
Lower Saucon Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing cell phone. In a news release, police said the phone was reported missing Sunday at about 10:30 p.m. Police said a township woman told them the phone fell off her car roof somewhere between the intersection of Koehler Drive and Route 378 and the intersection of Seidersville and Hickory Hill roads. The phone is described as a "blue LG phone with a hairband around it" and belongs to the woman's daughter, police said. Anyone with knowledge of the phone is asked to call Lower Saucon Police at 610-317-6110.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Lower Saucon Township Police say Daniel Gill, 26, of the 400 block of Cherokee Street, Bethlehem, defied an order by police not to drive.
A Bethlehem man who was asked to leave Revolutions at Saucon Valley after he allegedly got into an argument with a bartender was later arrested for DUI, after police say he defied an order by Lower Saucon Township officers not to drive "because he was visibly intoxicated." In a news release, police said Daniel Gill, 26, of the 400 block of Cherokee Street, was escorted from the entertainment venue in the Saucon Square shopping center at about 1 a.m. March 30. After Gill "decided to drive anyway," police said, he was arrested for DUI before he left the shopping center parking lot. Since Gill refused to provide a blood sample, he will automatically lose his license for a year, police said.
Monday, April 8, 2013
PennDOT says several township roadways will be impacted by road work scheduled for the week of April 8-12.
The following information was provided by PennDOT Engineering District 5: April 8-11 Daytime crack-sealing will be performed along Route 378 between Delaware Drive and the Lehigh County line, in the city of Bethlehem and Lower Saucon Township. Lane restrictions will be in place. April 9-10 Daytime drainage work will be performed along Applebutter Road between Ringhoffer and Lower Saucon roads in Lower Saucon Township. Lane restrictions with flagging will be in place. April 11 Daytime drainage work will be performed on Raubsville Road in Williams Township between Hexenkoph Road and South Delaware Drive (Route 611). Lane restrictions with flagging will be in place.
PennDOT says motorists should expect lane restrictions with flagging on Route 378 in Lower Saucon Township, as UGI investigates a gas leak and makes repairs in the area of Puggy Lane.
Motorists traveling along the Route 378 corridor in Lower Saucon Township this morning should expect delays, as lane restrictions with flagging are in place. According to a statement release by PennDOT, the restrictions are in place as UGI workers investigate a gas leak and make repairs in the area of Puggy Lane and Mountain Drive South. Motorists should expect sporadic delays and use caution while driving through the area, PennDOT said. The delays are likely between Frederick Street and Seidersville Road in Lower Saucon Township, PennDOT added.
Monday, April 1, 2013
The former Glow Gentlemen's Club and Bar on Route 378 in Lower Saucon Township is for sale.
A former men's club and bar on Route 378 in Lower Saucon Township is currently listed for sale for $224,900. The former Glow Gentlemen's Club and Bar, 3868 Route 378, is listed by Sonia A. Castro of RE/MAX Vision Realty of Bethlehem. According to a current listing on the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors' (LVAR) Multiple Listing Service (MLS) website, the 7,300 square-foot, .31 acre property features a paved parking lot for 35 cars and "many electrical and building upgrades." The bank-owned, vacant property is "totally clean" and "in move in condition," and "can be converted for many uses," according to the listing. Yearly property taxes total approximately $4,700, according to the MLS listing. For more information, call 610-419-9400 …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
A serious car accident at about 2pm Sunday closed part of Rt. 378 in both directions in Bethlehem.
Part of Route 378 in Bethlehem was closed in both directions following a serious car accident that occurred Sunday afternoon shortly after 2pm. According to the Bethlehem Police Department blog, the "major" crash happened on Rt. 378 north of Eighth Avenue and an investigation into it is ongoing. Police said two people with injuries were transported from the crash scene to area hospitals. The crash occurred between the Eighth Avenue exit and the 14th Avenue overpass. Traffic was detoured and the highway was closed north of Eighth Avenue while the vehicle involved in the accident was removed and debris was cleared. Authorities estimated that the highway would reopen between 4:15 and 4:30pm, according to the Bethlehem Police Department's …