Plan for West Shore Bypass in Berks ready for public scrutiny

The following is an excerpt from an article posted on It was written by Beth Brelje. A $550 million, 5-mile safety improvement plan for the West Shore Bypass is ready for public scrutiny. PennDOT is seeking public comment on the multifaceted plan during an open house on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Alvernia University Student Center, 418 Veronica Commons, Veronica Parkway in Reading. The project extends through Reading, West Reading and Wyomissing boroughs, and Cumru and Exeter townships. It... Read More

Notice of Open House Public Plans Display

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites you to attend an Open House Public Plans Display for the State Route 422-29M reconstruction project located in Wyomissing and West Reading Boroughs, City of Reading, and Cumru and Exeter Townships, Berks County. The purpose of the project is to upgrade the current facility to provide a safe and efficient transportation system for both regional and local connections in the area by improving safety, reducing future congestion and bringing the roadway and structures up... Read More

PennDOT unveils plan to overhaul West Shore Bypass

Building a wider, safer West Shore Bypass in between cliffs, the Schuylkill River, railroad tracks and neighborhoods won't be an easy task. But PennDOT officials and engineers now have a rough idea of how they'll do it.The proposed overhaul of Reading's crash- and congestion-prone main artery - also known as Route 422 - calls for more lanes and completely redesigned interchanges. The plan was unveiled Thursday during a transportation-planning meeting at the Reading Regional Airport. It's expected to cost at... Read More

PennDOT Awards $97.4 Million Contract to Replace Bridges and Improve U.S. 422 in Valley Forge Area

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that it has awarded a $97.4 million contract to improve U.S. 422 by building new, wider bridges over the Schuylkill River and upgrading the highway between the Route 363 (Trooper Road) and Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) interchanges in West Norriton, Lower Providence and Upper Merion townships, Montgomery County, and Tredyffrin Township, Chester County. “The awarding of this contract is a significant milestone in the plan to move traffic more efficiently on this... Read More