Friday, January 4, 2013
Recently discovered safety concerns keep Church Lane bridge closed, engineer says.
The Spring Creek Road Bridge is open making travel between the southwestern corner of Lower Macungie Township and schools and shopping hubs much easier. The bridge opened on Dec. 28, before the end of the year, as promised. However, the Church Lane bridge, which was closed to avoid wear and tear while Spring Creek was under construction, will remain closed indefinitely, according to Lower Macungie Township Engineer William Erdman. Erdman announced at the Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday that he recently received word from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that after a third-party inspection was performed on Dec. 20, the township has been directed to keep the bridge closed. "We don't have details yet," Erdman said, "But …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday due to heavy rains.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday due to heavy rains. The advisory is for Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Monroe and Carbon counties. The advisory is for small streams. Doppler Radar has indicated showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall extending from Berks to Northampton counties, the National Weather Service states. The showers are expected to bring possibly up to two inches of rain in some parts. The National Weather Service advises motorists not to drive their vehicles into areas where water covers the roadway and to move to higher ground where possible.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Zoning Hearing Board members William Royer and Brian Higgins listened to residents' concerns before Royer gave suggestions for the next hearing session.
In an unusual turn, the Lower Macungie Township Zoning Hearing Board – Chairman William Royer and Brian Higgins – heard questions directly from appellants in the Jaindl development case. At the Aug. 25 session of the ongoing hearing, seven members of the audience, one of whom was an appellant, stepped up to the podium and essentially asked Royer the same question: why not subpoena the Lower Macungie Commissioners or at least one of them, to testify at the hearing. At the end of the hearing Royer essentially spelled out in detail what the appellants need to do to make their case relevant. Most of the members of the audience who spoke were dismissed for putting their “questions” in the form of accusations against the commissioners. However, …