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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, schools, and businesses to prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

Based on Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order issued for Northampton and Lehigh Counties, Bethlehem City Hall will be closed to the public effective 4:30 pm today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice.
City Hall will remain operational but closed to the public. City employees will be available to assist residents via phone, email and website.

Bethlehem residents concerned with businesses operating in violation of the shutdown, are requested to call the Bethlehem Service Center at 610-865-7000. Do not call 911 for this issue.


Public Works

The Department of Public Works is the combination of physical infrastructure assets, management practices, policies, and personnel necessary for our municipality to provide and sustain structures and services essential to the welfare and acceptable quality of life for our citizens.

The Department of Public Works includes the Bureaus of Engineering, Streets Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance, Ground Maintenance, Traffic Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance and Urban Forestry. The Department directly manages, maintains, and improves the City of Bethlehem’s public stormwater collection system, roadway transportation systems, parks, building, public electrical systems including traffic signals and street lights, municipal vehicle fleet including Fire engines, heavy construction equipment, Police vehicles, traffic management systems, and the urban forestry environment.

Along with these core functions, the Department of Public Works also provides engineering, permitting and record keeping services to all City Departments particularly the water and wastewater systems.


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