Route 33 interchange is now open

The new Route 33 interchange in Palmer Township is now open, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

"I just received word that the new Route 33 Charles Chrin Interchange is open," said an email from PennDOT spokesman Ron Young Jr. at 12:49 p.m. Thursday.

Palmer Township Supervisors' Chairman Dave Colver said Wednesday he expected the interchange to open Friday morning.

The $40 million project was financed in part by a tax-increment financing program. The project was handled by the Charles Chrin companies.

Work started on the project in November 2013 and forced the shutdown of Main Street over the highway.

The interchange in Palmer Township connects Tatamy to the east with Nazareth to the west. It intersects with Main Street between Van Buren Road to the west and Tatamy Road to the east.

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