Help me avoid rush hour
April 5, 2012 7:03 AM Subscribe
Avoiding 22 East in the Lehigh Valley (PA) on a weeknight: can it be done?
posted by Currer Belfry to Travel & Transportation around Allentown, PA (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Any Allentown/Bethlehem residents out there? I'll be driving into the Lehigh Valley via 476 North on a weeknight, probably around rush hour.
When I make this trip, I generally get on 22 East from 476 North, but this is the first time I will be doing it around rush hour. It's bad enough around 3 p.m. so I can only imagine what it's like around 5 or 6.
I need to get to Airport Road. I thought of getting off 476 at the exit for Rte 663, coming up over 378/South Mountain (not quite sure how that works but I imagine it can be done), and cutting through Bethlehem on Union Blvd., but I can't imagine that would be much better.
I'm willing to hang out somewhere for an hour or so (Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley, for example) if that might help.
Any suggestions appreciated - thanks.