MAIDENCREEK TWP., Pa. - Reaching your destination via Route 222 in Berks County may one day be less painful.
PennDOT contractors have already starting making an impact in a project to give the highway some better flow.
The nearly $27-million project is bringing two more roundabouts -- one at the intersection of Schaffer Road and another that will replace the light at Genesis Drive.
The intersection at 222 and 73 is also going to be widened to allow for a turning lane and get some upgraded signals.
Route 222 received its first roundabout at the intersection of Route 662 in Richmond Township last year.
"[The roundabout] should open it up a little bit. They need it," said driver Tom Stoudt. "it's a bottleneck."
Contractors have already removed trees and corn stalks, and soon, utility poles will be removed.
At 222 and Genesis Drive, three homes appear to be in the process of being gutted to make way for the job.
"For this project, PennDOT did have to acquire right-of-way from many properties in the corridor," said Sean Brown of PennDOT. "Our goal anytime we have to acquire right of way is to come to an amicable agreement with the property owners."
PennDOT said the project is slated to be complete in November 2022.