PennDOT holds open house for the US 422/West Shore Bypass study alternative

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold an Open House on Thursday, May 1 to update residents, business owners and motorists about preliminary study alternatives for the reconstruction of the US 422/West Shore Bypass between PA 12/Warren Street Bypass and Business Route 422/Perkiomen Avenue in Cumru and Exeter townships, West Reading Borough and City of Reading, Berks County.

PennDOT and design consultant engineers will present conceptual alternatives currently being considered to reconstruct the mainline of the US Route 422/West Shore Bypass and six interchanges between PA 12/Warren Street Bypass and Business Route 422/Perkiomen Avenue. Traffic and environmental data, which guided the alternatives development, will also be presented.

The public will have the opportunity to review the conceptual alternatives designed to improve the safety, operations, regional mobility, and local access along the mainline corridor and interchanges. They will also be able to provide feedback on the alternatives.

The conceptual alternatives will be on display from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 1 at the Reading Country Club (Grand Ball Room), 5311 Perkiomen Ave, Reading. Residents, business owners and motorists are encouraged to attend.

The design consultant for the alternatives study is Gannett Fleming, Inc. of Philadelphia, Pa.

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