$11.7M re­con­struc­tion of Perkiomen Av­enue be­gins

The Southern Berks News - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

For more in­for­ma­tion on projects oc­cur­ring or be­ing bid this year, those made pos­si­ble by or ac­cel­er­ated by the state trans­porta­tion fund­ing plan (Act 89), or those on the depart­ment’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects. pen­ndot.gov.

Mo­torists can check con­di­tions on more than 40,000 road­way miles, in­clud­ing color-coded win­ter con­di­tions on 2,900 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 850 traf­fic cam­eras.

511PA is also avail­able through a smart­phone ap­pli­ca­tion for iPhone and An­droid de­vices, by call­ing 5-1-1, or by fol­low­ing re­gional twit­ter alerts ac­ces­si­ble on the 511PA web­site.

Fol­low re­gional Pen­nDOT in­for­ma­tion on Twit­ter at www.twit­ter.com/511PAAl­len­town, and like the depart­ment on Face­book at www.face­book.com/Penn­syl­va­ni­aDepart­mentofTrans­porta­tion.

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