Upcoming roadwork in Berks County expected to cause travel delays 9/18/23

Berks County is set to undergo a series of road work projects that will impact travel in the region. These projects, carried out by PennDOT contractors and maintenance forces, have been designed to enhance the area’s road infrastructure and overall safety. Below, we provide a detailed overview of the scheduled road work:

Construction is underway on Interstate 78 West, situated between Exit 35 (PA 143) and Exit 45 (PA 863). This project, managed by a PennDOT contractor, involves nighttime lane restrictions in the westbound direction. The purpose is to facilitate construction activities linked to the ongoing Interstate 78 Reconstruction Project. Motorists are advised to exercise caution while passing through this area. The work commenced on September 18, 2023, and is expected to conclude on September 23, 2023. The restrictions are in effect from 07:00 PM to 06:00 AM, and rain is not expected to cause delays.

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In Wyomissing Borough and Spring Township, work on US 222, spanning from Paper Mill Road to PA 724, continues. A PennDOT contractor is overseeing this project, which necessitates nighttime lane restrictions. These restrictions are in place to facilitate work related to the ongoing US 222 Improvement Project. Motorists are urged to exercise caution in the affected areas. This work began on September 17, 2023, and is scheduled for completion on September 22, 2023. The restrictions are in place from 07:00 PM to 06:00 AM, and rain is not expected to impact the schedule.

Utility work is taking place at the intersection of PA 12 and PA 73 in Ruscombmanor Township. This daytime project, conducted by a local utility, involves lane restrictions and flagging operations. Drivers should expect delays and exercise caution while navigating the work zone. Work commenced on September 18, 2023, and is expected to conclude on September 22, 2023. The restrictions are in place from 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM, and rain is not anticipated to cause delays.

In the City of Reading, lane restrictions are in effect on PA 12 between the US 422 Interchange and River Road. This nighttime project is being managed by a PennDOT contractor and encompasses lane restrictions in both directions. Work commenced on September 17, 2023, and is scheduled for completion on September 23, 2023. The restrictions are in place from 07:00 PM to 06:00 AM, and rain is not expected to affect the timeline.

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Milling, base repair, and paving work are in progress on Interstate 78 West, extending from Exit 16 (Midway) to Exit 23 (Shartlesville). A PennDOT contractor is overseeing this nighttime project, which includes a westbound lane restriction. The work began on September 17, 2023, and is anticipated to conclude on September 21, 2023. Restrictions are in effect from 07:00 PM to 06:00 AM, and rain is not expected to cause delays.

Interstate 78 is subject to 24-hour lane restrictions in the eastbound direction, spanning from Exit 40 (PA 737) to Exit 35 (PA 143). These restrictions are necessary for construction work tied to the ongoing Interstate 78 Reconstruction Project. Work is taking place from 7:00 PM on Friday nights through 6:00 AM on Monday mornings. This phase began on September 15, 2023, and is expected to conclude on September 18, 2023. Rain is not forecasted to impact the project.

Drainage work is ongoing on New Schaefferstown Road, covering the stretch between PA 183 and Rehrersburg Road. PennDOT Maintenance Forces are conducting this daytime project, which includes lane restrictions in both directions with flagging operations. Delays are expected, and motorists should exercise caution. The project began on September 18, 2023, and is set to conclude on September 22, 2023. Rain may cause delays during this project.

Hereford Township is experiencing lane closures in both directions on Dale Road, between Forgedale Road and Weaver Road. This daytime project, overseen by PennDOT Maintenance Forces, involves flagging operations. Drivers should anticipate delays and proceed with caution. The project began on September 18, 2023, and is scheduled for completion on the same day. Rain may impact the project timeline.

Seisholtzville Road, situated between PA 100 and PA 73, is subject to daytime lane restrictions with flagging. This project, managed by PennDOT Maintenance Forces, is expected to cause delays, and drivers should exercise caution while traveling through the work zone. The project is scheduled for a single day, commencing on September 19, 2023, and concluding on the same day. Rain may result in delays.

Washington Township is experiencing lane closures in both directions on Oysterdale Road, spanning from Landis Store Road to Old Route 100. This daytime project, overseen by PennDOT Maintenance Forces, involves flagging operations and is anticipated to cause delays. The project is set for a single day, starting on September 20, 2023, and concluding on the same day. Rain may impact the project timeline.

District Township is currently experiencing lane closures in both directions on Conrad Road, between Dale Road and Mountain Road. This daytime project, managed by PennDOT Maintenance Forces, includes flagging operations and is expected to cause delays. The project began on September 21, 2023, and is slated for completion on the same day. Rain may result in delays during this project.

Crack sealing work is underway on Lancaster Avenue, spanning from Cumru Township to the City of Reading. PennDOT Maintenance Forces are managing this nighttime project, which includes lane closures in both directions with flagging operations. Delays are expected, and drivers are advised to exercise caution. The project began on September 18, 2023, and is scheduled for completion on September 19, 2023. Rain may impact the project timeline.

In Cumru Township, lane restrictions with flagging are in effect on PA 724, situated between the Spring Township Line and Cumru Township Line. This nighttime project, overseen by PennDOT Maintenance Forces, is expected to cause delays, and motorists should exercise caution in the work zone. The project

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