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Project Overview

​​The project will rehabilitate the structurally deficient 27-span concrete arch bridge. Work includes concrete repair, superstructure replacement, ramp work at the interchange of Penn Street and US 422/West Shore Bypass, ornamental lighting, traffic signal work, new signs, new pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction.

One of the two eastbound lanes is restricted (heading into the City of Reading) on the Penn Street Bridge.
Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays traveling through the area.
For the final three-to-six months of the project there will be a single lane both eastbound and westbound on the Penn Street Bridge. Updates will be provided whenever these traffic restrictions are scheduled.  




Project Contact

Ronald J. Young, Jr.



Project Statistics

Contract Cost: $42,581,705

Prime Contractor: J. D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, PA

Detour Information

​US 422 west ramp to Penn Street 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 and then Park Road to access Penn Street.