PennDOT announced that the Walnutport-Slatington Bridge over the Lehigh River will be closed for construction starting Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  The closing of the bridge will last for approximately two and a half months.  It is expected to re-open in mid October depending on the weather.

According to PennDOT, a marked detour will be in place using Main Street to State Route 145 (North
Best Avenue and Riverview Drive) to State Route 248 to State Route 873 (North Walnut Street) to Main Street.