Detours – Find Your Way at

New Traffic Patterns Coming to the Penn Street Bridge

Penn Street Bridge – On Sunday, May 7, beginning at approximately 10pm, the US 422 west ramp to Penn Street will be closed and detoured.  The posted detour will utilize the Business 222/Lancaster Avenue exit to Bingaman Street and Fifth Street.  Motorists who miss the Lancaster Avenue exit can use the North Wyomissing Boulevard exit to North Wyomissing Boulevard to Park Road to Penn Avenue/Penn Street.  See the detour maps below.

The Penn Street Bridge will remain open during construction, but one of the two eastbound lanes will be restricted (heading into the City of Reading).

The project to repair the bridge is expected to be completed sometime in December 2019.


Alternate Routes:



Please Consider: car-pooling, possible staggered start and end times. 
Buttonwood Street Bridge – Reopened April 7, 2017