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Project Overview

​Work begin June 4, 2018 to reconstruct Perkiomen Avenue/Business Route 422 in the City of Reading, Mt. Penn and St. Lawrence boroughs and Exeter Township, Berks County.

Work on this project includes full depth reconstruction, patching, mill and overlay, drainage improvements and utility relocations on the approximately 2.5-mile section of Perkiomen Avenue/Business Route 422 between US 422 in Exeter Township and Glen Road in the City of Reading.

The current stage of he project has  be two lanes of traffic eastbound and westbound (four lanes total). There may be times when lanes are restricted to allow for shifting the lanes around while they reconstruct the roadway. 

Current work includes water line work, drainage, traffic signal work at 36th and 37th streets, and full depth reconstruction of the roadway along this section of the Perkiomen Avenue project (from the Exeter Township/St. Lawrence Borough line to Neversink Road). This stage of work is estimated to take approx. 3-4 months to complete, and access will be maintained for businesses and property owners in the work zone areas.

Once this stage is complete, the contractor will begin the final stage of work which entails final paving along the entire project corridor between US 422 in Exeter Township and Glen Road in the City of Reading. This final stage will take 1-2 months, and there will be times when lanes are restricted. Updates will be provided whenever traffic patterns change.   

Project Contact

Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A., 610-871-4555,; Sean A. Brown, 610-871-4556,

Project Statistics

​This section of Business Route 422 has an average daily traffic volume that ranges from 13,565 to 24,519 vehicles.

Road-Con, Inc. of West Chester, Pa., is the general contractor on the $11,776,690 project that is expected to be complete in November 2019.     


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