Upcoming roadwork to cause delays and lane restrictions beginning 8/7/23

Berks County motorists should be aware of upcoming road work that will cause lane restrictions and delays on several key routes this week. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has scheduled construction projects and utility work in various municipalities across the county.

Starting on August 7, 2023, and continuing until August 12, 2023, there will be construction work on Interstate 78 in Greenwich Township between Exit 30 (Hamburg) and Exit 35 (PA 143) during nighttime hours (07:00 PM to 06:00 AM). Motorists are urged to be alert for lane restrictions and exercise caution while driving through the work zone. Rain may cause additional delays during this period.

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In Wyomissing Borough and Spring Township, on US 222 between Paper Mill Road and PA 724, lane restrictions will be in place 24 hours a day from 07:00 PM on Friday night to 10:00 AM on Sunday morning. This restriction is related to the ongoing US 222 Improvement Project and will be in effect from August 11, 2023, to August 13, 2023. Drivers should use caution and expect delays, but rain is not expected to cause any additional delays.

Utility work in Ruscombmanor Township will lead to lane restrictions at the intersection of PA 12 and PA 73 from August 7, 2023, to August 11, 2023, during daytime hours (09:00 AM to 03:00 PM). Local utility workers will be conducting this work, and motorists are advised to be cautious while traveling through the area.

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 from August 6, 2023, to August 12, 2023, during nighttime hours (07:00 PM to 06:00 AM). This restriction is for other work conducted by a PennDOT contractor.

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Milling, base repair, and paving work will cause lane restrictions in the westbound direction on Interstate 78 West between Exit 16 (Midway) and Exit 23 (Shartlesville) from August 6, 2023, to August 11, 2023, during nighttime hours (07:00 PM to 06:00 AM). PennDOT contractors will be performing this work, and motorists should be cautious and anticipate delays.

Drainage work on Rehrersburg Road between PA 419 / Rehrersburg Road and PA 501 in Tulpehocken Township will cause lane restrictions with flagging in both directions from August 7, 2023, to August 11, 2023, during daytime hours (07:00 AM to 03:00 PM). Drivers should expect delays and exercise caution in the work zone. Rain may also cause additional delays during this time.

From August 7, 2023, to August 11, 2023, during daytime hours (07:00 AM to 03:00 PM), lane restrictions with flagging will be in place in both directions on PA 143 between PA 662 and Lehigh County Line in Albany Township due to other work conducted by PennDOT maintenance forces. Motorists should be prepared for delays and drive with caution.

In Amity Township, lane closures with flagging in both directions on PA 662, between US 422 and PA 73, will be in effect on August 7, 2023, from 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM due to other work by PennDOT maintenance forces. Drivers should anticipate delays and use caution in the construction area, especially during rain.

From August 8, 2023, at 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM, lane closures with flagging will be in place in both directions on PA 562 between Ben Franklin Highway and PA 662 in Exeter Township for other work conducted by PennDOT maintenance forces. Motorists should expect delays and exercise caution.

In Oley Township, lane closures with flagging in both directions on PA 73, between Shelbourne Road and PA 562, will be in effect on August 9, 2023, from 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM due to other work by PennDOT maintenance forces. Motorists should anticipate delays and use caution, particularly during rainy conditions.

On August 10, 2023, from 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM, lane closures with flagging will be in place in both directions on PA 100 between Mill Street and Seisholtzville Road in Bally Borough due to other work by PennDOT maintenance forces. Drivers should be prepared for delays and exercise caution in the construction area, especially during rain.

In Hereford Township, lane closures with flagging in both directions on Seisholtzville Road between PA 100 and PA 73 will be in effect from August 11, 2023, at 07:00 AM to 03:00 PM for other work conducted by PennDOT maintenance forces. Motorists should expect delays and use caution during this time, particularly in wet weather.

Finally, from August 7, 2023, to August 11, 2023, during nighttime hours (07:00 PM to 05:30 AM), there will be lane restrictions in both directions on Interstate 176 between Exit 2 (PA 10/PA 23) and Exit 7 (PA 10) in Cumru Township for crack sealing work conducted by PennDOT maintenance forces. Drivers should anticipate delays and drive with caution in the work zone, especially during rainy conditions.

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