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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.
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.
Open House Public Plans Display for West Shore Bypass Reconstruction Project – August 15, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites you to attend an Open House Public Plans Display for the West Shore Bypass Reconstruction Project. 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. See the flyer or the project website (www.422westshorebypass.com) for more information about the project and public meeting.
Date: August 15, 2017
Open House Time: 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Location: Alvernia University Student Center
418 Veronica Commons, Veronica Parkway
Reading, PA 19607
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:
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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