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US 222 Widening

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to participate in a public plans display for a project to widen US 222 in Maidencreek and Richmond townships, Berks County.

This project involves the widening of US 222 from Schaeffer Road in Maidencreek Township to the Kutztown Bypass in Richmond Township. US 222 will widen to two through lanes in each direction with 10-foot outside shoulders and 4-foot inside shoulders. A concrete glare screen barrier will be constructed along the center median on SR 222. Left-turn movements will be eliminated along the corridor.

The project also involves the construction of roundabouts at Pleasant Hill Road and Richmond Road with two through lanes along each US 222 approach and a single through lane along each side road approach.

PennDOT will also replace the structure crossing Moselem Creek.

Construction work is estimated to begiun in the 2025 construction season and last 2 to 2.5 years.

This online plans display includes digital picture boards and a comment form available to the public until June 15, 2022.

The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project and solicit public input, questions, or concerns regarding the project. It is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project’s potential effect upon Cultural Resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The project documents can be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or have special concerns that require individual attention, please contact Joshua D. Golomb, Consultant Project Manager, at 717-216-5285 or email at c-jgolomb@pa.gov.

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, PennDOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. If you feel that you have been denied the benefits of, or participation in a PennDOT program or activity, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, DBE/Title VI Division at 717-787-5891 or 800-468-4201.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state’s transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

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Project Contacts

Consultant Project Manager
Joshua D. Golomb
717-216-5285
c-jgolomb@pa.gov

Press Officer
Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A.
610-871-4555
ronyoung@pa.gov