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The expansion and rehabilitation efforts of the Reading Bridges will upgrade and modernize Greater Reading’s bridge infrastructure. The project will ensure safe and efficient travel on the area’s four main bridges.  From the latest news and updates, to detours and traffic patterns, to commuter services, we are here to help you navigate through the upcoming construction projects. Learn more about us.    
 New Traffic Patterns Coming to the Penn Street Bridge
The first major traffic pattern change for the Penn Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project will be implemented the week of May 8th.

This will involve several changes to the existing traffic patterns as described below:

  • The exit ramp for traffic driving on SR 422 Westbound to Penn Street Eastbound (towards the City of Reading) will be closed. The attached detours will be implemented at this time. The ramp is anticipated to reopen to traffic in October 2019.
  • The Eastbound traffic (entering the City of Reading) across the Penn Street Bridge will be reduced to one 11’ wide lane. The eastbound traffic will not return to two lanes of traffic until project completion which is anticipated in December of 2019.
  • The Westbound traffic across the Penn Street Bridge will remain in two 11’ wide lanes until the last stages of the project.
  • Between October and December of 2019 the westbound traffic will also be reduced to one 11’ wide lane.
  • Pedestrian traffic will stay at the current location on the south side of the structure. Pedestrians will remain in this configuration until August of 2018.

As with all construction events, the closure date above is anticipated at this point in time. Inclement weather or other unforeseen events could cause a slight delay to this schedule.

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The Buttonwood Street Bridge Reopened

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 April 7, 2017 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

 

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Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

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