Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Study

U.S. Route 22 (U.S. 22), Route 100 and Hamilton Boulevard are some of the region's most critical transportation corridors. Comprised of a network of important roadways and rail lines, the U.S. 22 and Interstate 78 (I-78) corridor links a series of distinct and historic communities and is home to some of the region's most identifiable places. Approximately 5 miles in length, the Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Study Area extends from U.S. 22 at the western gateway to I-78 at the eastern gateway. The study area spans both Lower Macungie and Upper Macungie Townships. The study area's boundary extends roughly one-half mile north and south of Hamilton Boulevard.

The Hamilton Boulevard Corridor Study was initiated by Lower and Upper Macungie Townships, with the support of Lehigh and Northampton Transportation (LANTA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), to help coordinate transportation and land use planning across the municipalities that line this important corridor. By coordinating these efforts, both municipalities seek to promote a more sustainable region and implement the goals and objectives focused on a more regional plan for a sustainable future.

Public Participation

The study documents are the result of a multi-year planning process that began in fall 2012. During this time, Lower Macungie Township facilitated multiple public participation opportunities and worked extensively with a variety of stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), composed of professional staff from corridor municipalities and agencies such as PennDOT and LANTA, was created to provide local and technical expertise and help guide the direction of the study.

During the course of the study, over 100 residents and stakeholders participated in public open houses held at the Lower Macungie municipal building. These meetings allowed the public to learn about the study and offer their input on corridor issues and problems. Additionally, Lower Macungie provided online updates and hosted public presentation information on the township website which allowed residents to help identify corridor needs and recommend improvement strategies.

Study Documents - Adopted August 20, 2015