From the Construction Department, Please Note:
Effective Immediately, the deadline/ cut-off for Commercial Building Inspections shall be 1:00 PM for the next business day.
We apologize for the inconvenience with respect to this matter.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this new, temporary policy please call Nathan Jones, Planning Director at 610-814-6441.
Nathan D. Jones, AICP, BCO
Director of Planning and Economic Development
Bethlehem Township, PA
Planning Clerk: 610-814-6440
No appeals were received in the month of September, 2017 to appear before the Bethlehem Township Zoning Hearing Board. Therefore, the meeting originally scheduled for September 27, 2017 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled Zoning Hearing Board meeting is October 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that formal applications required to be completed in order to apply for the entry-level position of Patrol Officer in the Bethlehem Township Police Department are now available in the office of the Township Manager at the Bethlehem Township Municipal Building, 4225 Easton Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18020-1496. The applications are also available for download on-line at Bethlehem Township’s website
For a complete job description click HERE
For the Patrol Officer Application click HERE
Following months of design and preparation, Bethlehem Township officials have announced that work shall soon commence on highly anticipated Brodhead Road repairs and reconstruction. The scope of work spans the length of the busy thruway from Township Line Road east to just after Christian Springs Road. The remainder of the thoroughfare's work down the hill to the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks before PA Route 191/ Nazareth Pike is to be completed as part of a private Land Development on the south side of Brodhead Road.
The Township has given a Notice to Proceed Work Date to The H&K Group, Inc. starting July 3rd, 2017 between the hours 7 A.M and 5 P.M., Monday through Friday. Starting on approximately August 1st until October 31st, a major detour is planned for Brodhead Road limiting traffic to one-way travel westbound, only, from PA Route 191/ Nazareth Pike to Township Line Road. Traffic will be directed and encouraged to utilize PA Route 512/ Bath Pike and US Route 22 as travel alternatives.
As part of preparations for the project, Bethlehem Township has conducted outreach to all Brodhead Road property owners and intends to continue outreach prior to the start of work and throughout the duration of the project. Existing sidewalks and intersection ramps are required to meet ADA compliance measures as part of this project. Property owners were notified and requested to complete these improvements independently prior to major project commencement.
"Improvements to Brodhead Road have been one of the Township's most requested work items for several years," said Township Manager Melissa Shafer, "Bids came back substantially lower than expected at $2.35 million for construction making the project a realistic immediate goal for the Board of Commissioners."
The Township applied for several sources of grant funding available in an effort to help fund work on the road. $400,000 has already been awarded by the Commonwealth's Department of Community & Economic Development and $800,000 has been requested in an application to PENNDOT's Multi-modal Grant Program, where award results are still pending.
"The Township's state delegation, especially Senator Boscola's office, has been instrumental in assisting us obtaining this vital funding," according to Shafer, "Brodhead Road's condition had become a matter of regional significance and we are very thankful for their support to make these much needed improvements."
PennDOT will be replacing the Willow Park Road bridge over the Nancy Run Creek later this summer. Willow Park Road will be closed and a detour will be in place from Monday, August 14th, 2017 to October 13th, 2017. To view the detour map click HERE
No Zoning Hearing Board appeals were received for the month of July, 2017. Therefore the ZHB meeting scheduled for July 26th has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled Zoning Hearing Board meeting will be held on August 30, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Bethlehem Township Office of Planning, Construction and Zoning:
Township Zoning Officer/ Staff Planner Job Position Available. Click HERE
for more info.
This month's regular Planning Commission Meeting to be held June 26th at 7PM has been cancelled. The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for July 24th at 7PM.