Plan to improve Lehigh Valley mail delivery by sending it to Harrisburg derided by locals, workers

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

Lehigh Valley News: ALLENTOWN, Pa. — A public input session addressing potential changes to the Lehigh Valley’s mail delivery drew dozens of postal workers – and a few civilians – to Allentown’s Movie Tavern Thursday evening, along with more than enough ire for the proposal.

During the presentation, officials offered a few details on the United States Postal Service’s Mail Processing Facility Review studies, focusing on the Lehigh Valley Processing and Distribution Center. And while presenters reiterated the “streamlined” process could lead to substantial savings, assumptions about delayed deliveries took center stage.

One of the most contentious elements of the presentation detailed a plan to ship mail originating from the Lehigh Valley and the Poconos to Harrisburg for processing before it is sent back to the Valley for further processing and delivery.

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