June 18, 2018
Construction for a Wyomissing Road bridge, spanning Wyomissing Creek in Cumru Township, Berks County, is scheduled to begin during the week of July 2 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from the state’s list of structurally deficient bridges.
When the bridge closes for full replacement, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Mohnton Boulevard, F Skip Zerbe Street, E. Madison Street, N. Church Street, Fairmont Avenue, Old Lancaster Pike to US 222, Mohns Hill Road and Vermont Road. The new bridge is anticipated to open in late August.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-172 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.