PennDOT sets meeting on Penn Street Bridge rehabilitation project

READING, Pa. - PennDOT will share information with the public about its plans to rehabilitate the Penn Street Bridge between Reading and West Reading.

The agency will hold a meeting for residents, business owners and motorists on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Training & Technology Center, which is located just north of the bridge on the campus of Reading Area Community College, officials announced Monday.

PennDOT plans to rehabilitate the 100-year-old structurally deficient bridge, which carries Business Route 422 over the Schuylkill River and Front Street.

At the meeting, PennDOT and design consultant engineers will present plans and traffic impacts and explain the design process of the proposed improvements to the bridge, which has an average daily traffic volume of 16,104 vehicles, officials said.

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