$11.7M reconstruction of Perkiomen Avenue begins
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 5 has begun a major reconstruction of Perkiomen Avenue/Business Route 422 in the City of Reading, Mt. Penn and St. Lawrence boroughs and Exeter Township.
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 Route 422 in Exeter Township and Glen Road in the City of Reading.
Beginning on June 4 and lasting throughout construction, full depth roadway reconstruction work will commence on Perkiomen Avenue in the Mt. Penn Borough between 23rd Street and 27th street. During this work, westbound traffic will be detoured. The posted passenger vehicle detour will utilize Endlich Avenue, Carsonia Avenue and North 23rd Street. The westbound truck detour will utilize Fifth Street, Bingaman Street, Route 422 and Neversink Road.
Eastbound Perkiomen Avenue traffic in Mt. Penn Borough will not be detoured during this work.
Also, beginning June 11 in the City of Reading, will be milling, concrete patching and paving work on Howard Boulevard between Glen Road and the Reading City Line. Traffic can expect nighttime lane restriction between the hours of 7 P.M. and 6 A.M. This work is scheduled to last approximately two months.
Schedules are subject to change. Updates on future traffic restrictions will be provided when available.
Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution traveling through the work zone.
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 is the general contractor on the $11,776,690 project that is expected to be complete in November 2019.
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