Your #1 resource to stay updated on bridge and major road projects improvement projects to support Greater Reading.  

The expansion and rehabilitation efforts of the 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. 222 North #1 priority along with 422 West Shore Bypass project are key to our economic vibrancy and quality of life. 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.    
Penn Street Bridge Rehabilitation Update – August 2017
Short term lane restrictions and lane shifts for westbound traffic on the Penn Street Bridge.

There will be short term lane restrictions for westbound traffic (leaving the City of Reading) utilizing the Penn Street Bridge beginning August 14, 2017 between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm.  During the month of August, westbound traffic on the Penn Street Bridge will be shifted to the center lanes of the bridge and westbound traffic to US 422 West will be moved to a temporary ramp.  

As with all construction events, inclement weather or other unforeseen events could cause a change to this schedule.


Penn Street Bridge Rehabilitation Update –  2017

The first major traffic pattern change for the Penn Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project is underway.

Key changes to the existing traffic patterns currently in effect are described below:

  • The US 422 west ramp to Penn Street (towards the City of Reading) is closed and detoured. The posted detour utilizes the Business 222/Lancaster Avenue exit to Bingaman Street and Fifth Street. Motorists who miss the Lancaster Avenue exit can also use the North Wyomissing Boulevard exit to North Wyomissing Boulevard to Park Road to Penn Avenue/Penn Street.  See the map below and Detours for more information. The ramp is anticipated to reopen to traffic in October 2019.
  • Eastbound traffic (entering the City of Reading) across the Penn Street Bridge is 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.
  • Westbound traffic (leaving the City of Reading) across the Penn Street Bridge continues with two 11’ wide lanes until the last stages of the project.
  • Pedestrian traffic is 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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422 West Shore Bypass Reconstruction Project – Stay Connected for Plans

The project proposes to fully reconstruct and widen SR422 to 6 lanes as well as reconstruct four interchanges including N. Wyomissing Blvd, Penn Street/Penn Avenue, Lancaster Avenue, and I-176.   project website (www.422westshorebypass.com) for more information about the project .

 


222 N #1 Priority Road Project 

OUR OBJECTIVE:   To ensure our quality of place and enable resident businesses to thrive and expand, in addition to attracting new business ventures, we recognize we must be involved in making US 222 North a modern, safe, and efficient transportation system. The stakeholders accept the shared responsibility to participate in the policy and solutions process to make US 222 North our # 1 priority road project, a reality.

 


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