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Upcoming PennDOT Construction in East Central PA Including Berks

by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

Upcoming PennDOT Construction in East Central PA Including Berks

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 5 Tuesday highlighted highway and bridge construction projects that will start or continue this year in the six-county east central region.

PennDOT anticipates more than $700 million worth of road and bridge projects will be under construction this year in its Engineering District 5 region spanning Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

“Investing in our transportation system is essential for this region’s economy,” said District 5 Executive Mike Rebert. “And these projects are vital investments in east central Pennsylvania.”

The event was held at the Route 443 improvement project which is currently being constructed under a $21.2 million contract.

Notable ongoing projects that will continue this year include:

Notable projects that are expected to begin this year include:

As construction projects are underway in the region, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep in mind their safety and the safety of highway workers. When encountering a work zone, please drive the posted speed limit, turn on your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid all distractions. In high traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of travel to the merge point and to take turns merging into the open lane.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties at

Information about infrastructure in District 5, including completed work and significant projects, is available at Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at

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