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Reading traffic flow put to the test with Eric Church concert

Reading traffic flow put to the test...

READING, Pa. - It's not Sunday, but there's an awful lot of Church traffic in Reading.

The city welcomed the return of country music mega star Eric Church to the Santander Arena. Thousands flocked to get inside, but some were singing the blues in traffic, all because of the construction on the Penn Street Bridge. 

The concert is the city's first major test in traffic flow since the start of the project to rejuvenate the bridge. Many Eric Church fans got into center city at just the right time.

"We got down here around 5 o'clock and didn't have any congestion on the way down," said Eric Koch from Chester County.

5 o'clock is pretty early for an 8 o'clock concert, so a few hours of tailgating on a gorgeous night was an easy way to justify it.

"Absolutely." said Koch. "That was the point."

Some said they did get tipped off about the traffic since they were on the ticket purchase list.

"There was a warning on Ticketmaster," said Shelly Krute from Schuylkill County. "If you didn't take heed, it's your fault."


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