Amazon transfer terminal moved from downtown Allentown to Lehigh Valley International Airport

Written by on August 3, 2021

Amazon transfer terminal moved from downtown Allentown to Lehigh Valley International Airport

By Ben Stemrich

August 3, 2021

An Amazon Prime logo appears on the side of semi-trailer attached to a truck on a section of tarmac at an Amazon Warehouse location, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Dedham, Mass., (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Allentown City officials have put a stop to Amazon tractor-trailers coming and going on the small streets of a downtown neighborhood. 

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Up until July 30, empty trailers were moved to and from a transfer station at Pump Place using city streets like Front and Gordan. The Transfer Terminal was located next to Bucky Boyle Park

Councilwoman Cynthia Mota, at a recent city council meeting, agreed with residents who complained about the route being a safety issue.

“It is affecting the quality of life, the businesses, the residents, and it has to stop soon because a tragedy is going to happen God forbid,” Mota said. 

Mayor Ray O’Connell and the rest of council agreed that the issue needed to be fixed.

City officials say they worked with the property owner and Amazon to put a stop to the traffic.

The trucks are now being stored at the Lehigh Valley International Airport.

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