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 proposes to reconstruct and widen Route 422 to six lanes and reconstruct four interchanges: North Wyomissing Boulevard, Penn Street/Penn Avenue, Lancaster Avenue and I-176.”

Route 422 is an important route for Reading and Berks County in general. The project will improve some interchanges and add safety for years to come,” said Sean Brown, a PennDOT spokesman.

PennDOT cited several reasons for the project.

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