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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 on the Penn Street Bridge
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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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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