Upcoming roadwork and maintenance projects to cause lane restrictions in Berks County 10/30/23

Berks County is set to experience a wave of road construction and maintenance projects that will impact various municipalities and routes in the region. With multiple projects spanning across Berks County, here’s an overview of the upcoming roadwork, its locations, and anticipated effects on local travel.

Greenwich Township, Berks County – Interstate 78

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Starting October 30, 2023, residents and commuters in Greenwich Township, Berks County, should prepare for upcoming roadwork on Interstate 78. The construction will extend between Exit 35 (PA 143) and Exit 40 (PA 737).

The type of work to be done falls under the category of construction and will be carried out by a PennDOT Contractor. This project will involve nighttime lane restrictions in the eastbound direction, related to the ongoing Interstate 78 Reconstruction Project. Commuters are advised to exercise caution during this time.

The construction is set to begin at 7:00 PM and continue until 6:00 AM each day, starting from October 30, 2023, and is estimated to be completed by November 3, 2023. Fortunately, rain is not expected to cause any delays for this project.

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This construction aims to improve the quality and safety of Interstate 78, and the lane restrictions are necessary to facilitate this critical infrastructure work. Motorists are encouraged to plan accordingly, considering potential delays, during the specified time frame.

Wyomissing Borough and Spring Township, Berks County – US 222

In a parallel project, commuters in Wyomissing Borough and Spring Township should be aware of lane restrictions on US 222 between Paper Mill Road and PA 724. This construction is part of the ongoing US 222 Improvement Project and is also scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM and conclude at 6:00 AM each day, commencing on October 29, 2023, and running through to November 3, 2023. Rain is not expected to be a significant factor in causing delays for this project.

As with any roadwork, motorists are urged to exercise caution and to adhere to posted signs and instructions from flaggers when navigating the construction zone. These projects are essential for maintaining and improving the local infrastructure, and the temporary inconveniences will lead to long-term benefits.

Ruscombmanor Township, Berks County – PA 12/PA 73 Intersection

Starting on October 30, 2023, a utility relocation project will be underway in Ruscombmanor Township, at the intersection of PA 12 and PA 73. This work is performed by a Local Utility company and will necessitate daytime lane restrictions from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Motorists should be prepared for potential delays during this time, and it is essential to exercise caution when traveling through this area. Despite potential rain, it is not anticipated to cause significant delays in this utility relocation work. The project is estimated to be completed by November 3, 2023.

City of Reading, Berks County – PA 12

In the City of Reading, lane restrictions in both directions on PA 12, between the US 422 Interchange and River Road, will be in place starting from October 29, 2023, through to November 4, 2023. These restrictions will be in effect from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM each day.

This project, managed by a PennDOT Contractor, is categorized as “Other” work. Motorists should be aware of these nighttime lane restrictions and plan their travel accordingly during this period.

Bethel/Upper Tulpehocken/Upper Bern Townships, Berks County – Interstate 78 West

In Berks County, within Bethel, Upper Tulpehocken, and Upper Bern Townships, lane restrictions will be implemented on Interstate 78 West, between Exit 16 (Midway) and Exit 23 (Shartlesville). This project involves milling, base repair, and paving work, carried out by a PennDOT Contractor.

The lane restrictions are scheduled to be in effect from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM each day, starting from October 29, 2023, and concluding on November 2, 2023. Rain is not expected to be a significant factor causing delays during this project.

Greenwich Township, Berks County – Interstate 78

Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township, Berks County, is also subject to construction work as part of the ongoing Interstate 78 Reconstruction Project. This specific phase of the project will result in eastbound lane restrictions. The work will occur 24 hours a day from 7:00 PM on Friday night through 6:00 AM on Monday morning. This project started on October 27, 2023, and is set to be completed by October 30, 2023.

Robeson, Berks County – Interstate 176

PennDOT Bridge Inspection Forces will be conducting inspection work on Interstate 176 in Robeson, Berks County. Lane restrictions in both directions will be in place, between Exit 2 (PA 23) and Exit 1 (PA 10). This work is scheduled for October 30, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. However, delays may occur if rain affects the schedule.

Mohrsville, Berks County – Main Street

In Mohrsville, Berks County, PennDOT Bridge Inspection Forces will carry out inspection work on Main Street between PA 61 and Shoey Road. An eastbound lane restriction is expected on November 22, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Rain could cause delays during this inspection.

Shoemakersville, Berks County – Miller Street

Similar inspection work by PennDOT Bridge Inspection Forces will take place on Miller Street in Shoemakersville, between PA 61 and Main Street. An eastbound lane restriction is expected on November 22, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. Rain may also impact the schedule for this inspection.

Cumru Township, Berks County – US 422

In Cumru Township, Berks County, PennDOT Bridge Inspection Forces will be inspecting US 422 between I-176 and E. Neversink Road. Eastbound lane restrictions are scheduled for November 6, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with westbound lane restrictions on November 7, 2023 during the same hours. Delays may occur if rain is present.

Centre Township, Berks County – Tilden Road

On October 30, 2023, in Centre Township, Berks County, PennDOT Maintenance Forces will be conducting roadwork on Tilden Road between Irish Creek Road and Berne Road. Lane restrictions in both directions with flagging will be in effect from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Delays are expected, especially if rain affects the schedule, but this maintenance work is vital for road safety and quality.

Perry Township – Shartlesville Road (November 1, 2023)

Shartlesville Road in Perry Township, spanning from Old Route 22 to Mohrsville Road, will undergo necessary maintenance. Anticipate lane restrictions in both directions with flagging, potentially leading to delays. It’s crucial to exercise caution when driving through the work zone. The construction is set to begin on November 1, 2023, with the estimated completion date also on the same day. These restrictions will be in place from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and rain could potentially cause delays.

Perry Township – Shartlesville Road (November 3, 2023)

Perry Township’s Shartlesville Road, running between Old Route 22 and Mohrsville Road, will undergo maintenance work as well. Lane restrictions in both directions with flagging will be in effect, so expect possible delays and exercise caution. Work is scheduled to commence on November 3, 2023, and is projected to conclude on the same day. These daytime restrictions will be enforced from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with the potential for rain-related delays.

Tulpehocken Township – New Schaefferstown Road

New Schaefferstown Road in Tulpehocken Township, located between PA 183 and Rehrersburg Road, is set for drainage work. Expect lane restrictions in both directions with flagging, leading to potential delays. Please exercise caution when driving through the work zone.

The construction is scheduled to begin on October 30, 2023, and is estimated to conclude on November 3, 2023. These restrictions will be in place from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with the possibility of rain delays. Notably, there will be no work on November 2, 2023.

Muhlenberg Township – Mount Laurel Road

Mount Laurel Road, running between Commerce Street and Kutztown Road in Muhlenberg Township, will see maintenance work. Motorists should be aware of lane restrictions with flagging as they traverse this area, exercising caution.

Work will commence on October 30, 2023, and is expected to conclude on November 3, 2023. These restrictions will be enforced from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with potential rain-related delays. It’s worth noting that there will be no construction on November 2, 2023.

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