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4714 Indian Trail Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610.262.7012
Fax: 610.262.7364
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Please be advised that a full closure and detour of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension will be in effect from the Allentown Interchange (A-56) to Mahoning Valley Interchange (A-74) beginning Friday October 13th at 9 PM and continue through Monday October 16 at 4 AM. This closure is due to the replacement of a mainline bridge. During this time, both northbound and southbound traffic from the Turnpike will be following the posted detour.

Click here for a map of the detour route (with proximity to Allen Township noted): Detour Map.



Be aware local traffic volumes may increase during this time, including truck traffic, due to the proximity of the detour route. Additionally, traffic on RT. 22, 33, 209 and Interstate 80 will increase as these highways will be taking the detoured traffic.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area of the detour.


PennDOT has informed the Township that Indian Trail repaving is scheduled to be completed by October 28th, 2017 - therefore work should begin in the very near term. PennDOT has indicated that accomodation will be made for residents along the route to enter/exit driveways. However, please allow extra time - as there may be some delay due to flagged traffic.


The Allen Township Planning Commission Meetings scheduled for Octboer and November 2017 will be held at the Allen Township Volunteer Fire Company Building, located at:

3530 Howertown Road Northampton, PA 18067

All parking is located from the Snow Hill Road driveway on east side of the property.

Agendas will be posted a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting. Click here for Planning Commission Agendas: Allen Township Planning Commission Agenda.





Paving operations are planned for West Bullshead Road (Widened Section at Willowbrook Intersection) and Willowbrook Road (Eastern Section – Northbound Lanes) beginning Monday October 23rd through October 27th

The West Bullshead Road and the remaining portion of Willowbrook Road Phases (in Allen Township) of the overall Willowbrook Road Corridor Construction are scheduled to be paved on October 23rd through October 27th. This will conclude the pavement construction in Allen (for the current construction season) until the final wearing course and installation of traffic signals. Phase 3 of Willowbrook Road (located in Hanover Township) is planned to commence within the next few weeks. Please check back for updates.

Be advised to expect delays due to changing traffic patterns, temporary one-lane conditions and lane shifts. Watch for flaggers during this activity and obey all posted signage restrictions.

Please watch for the installation of temporary signs to warn of the proposed work and plan accordingly.

Motorists are urged to watch for advance warning signs and flaggers. Be prepared to stop when construction traffic and crews are entering and exiting construction zones.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas and use alternate routes if possible.


Please be advised that the Township has been contacted by USDA regarding the confirmation of the Spotted Lanternfly and added to the area of quarantine effective September 21st, 2017 due to the confirmed present of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. The quarantine is an important legal designation. The quarantine order directs residents and municipal authorities to follow guidelines to prevent the movement of Spotted Lanternflies at any stage of development. This includes inspecting all wood and vegetation that might leave a quarantined municipality, in addition to inspecting vehicles, trailers, and other mobile equipment prior to moving it out of a quarantined area.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive that is new to the United States. Spotted Lanternflies are native to Southeast Asia, but they have been introduced to other areas of Asia as well - including Korea, where Spotted Lanterflies are a major pest to agriculture. Spotted Lanternflies are reproducing quickly in areas of southeastern Pennsylania and have become a major threat to Pennsylvania's agriculture and forestry industries.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture general quarantine imposes limitations for moving the following items from the quarantine area: * Any living life stage of the Spotted Lanternfly * Brush, debris, bark or yard waste * Landscaping, remodeling or construction waste * Logs, stumps or any tree parts * Firewood of any species * Packing materials like wood crates * All plants and plant parts * Outdoor household articles like RV's, lawnmowers, chairs, grills, tarps, tile, stone,lumber and trucks or other vehicles not stored indoors.

However, you can still move these items and similar items if you complete the Certification Checklist found at the link below. Plant nursery, mulch producers or other similar commercial enterprise should contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regarding the necessary compliance agreement.

Current Quarantine Map.

Residents Spotted Lanternfly Certification Checklist.

Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine.
The Allen Township Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission have scheduled a public meeting and the public hearing to consider final comments and adoption of Comprehensive Plan of 2017. All final revised documents, maps and appendices are available on the website at the link below. Hardcopies are available for view at the Township Office.


Click here for future Agendas: Workshop Agenda.
Click here for Final Draft Documents, Maps and Appendices: Allen Township Comprehensive Plan of 2017 Final Draft, Maps and Appendices.

Allen Township requests all residents using the yard waste drop off/pickup area at the Municipal Building (or FRCA Processing Site) be sure to secure all incoming/outgoing loads of material. Please take this matter seriously at tie down all material in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Code!
Allen Township receives police services via the Pennsylvania State Police. Our area is served by Troop M located at the Bethlehem Station located in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Townships officials are in contact with the State Police on a regular basis and work closely to ensure our community is kept safe. In case of an emergency always dial 911. To contact the Troop M Bethlehem Station for questions or non-emergency concerns dial 610-861-2026.

The attached brochure, entitled Accessing Your State Police provides guidance regarding appropriate information to have available when and if there is a need for a resident to contact State Police. Please keep this information as well as the emergency and non-emergency information listed available at all times.

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