PennDOT Announces Posting of Plans for US 222 Expansion Project at Berks

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to participate in an exhibit of public plans for a US 222 widening project in Maidencreek and Richmond Townships, Berks County.

The purpose of posting the plans is to provide details and gather community feedback regarding the proposed transportation improvement project. The posting of plans will show corridor modifications, environmental features and the planned construction schedule. The proposed improvements are to widen US 222 from Schaeffer Road in Maidencreek Township to the Kutztown Bypass in Richmond Township.

Anyone viewing the posting showing proposed improvements is encouraged to ask questions or provide feedback via comment cards. Individuals or groups with a demonstrated interest in the project boundary, surrounding businesses and local property owners are encouraged to participate.

The in-person public plan display is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 in the Georgian Hall of the Old Main Building, located on the Kutztown University campus, 15200 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. The plan display audiences will be an open house format from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition to posting the public plans in person, information about the project will be available on PennDOT’s website beginning May 18.

PennDOT invites community members to provide public comments for the draft. To access the web page, visit www.PennDOT.gov/District5, click the Public Meetings link under the District Links heading, select the Berks County box, and then choose the US 222 Widening project thumbnail. The digital version of the information will be available online until June 15, 2022.

The purpose of posting plans is to introduce the project and to solicit public comments, questions or concerns about the project. This is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the potential effect of the project on cultural resources in accordance with the Historic Preservation Advisory Council’s 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Project documents can be made available in other languages ​​or formats upon request. If you require translation/interpretation services or have any special needs or concerns that require individual attention, please contact Joshua D. Golomb, Consultant Project Manager, at 717-216-5285 or by e -email to [email protected].

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

For more information on the projects in progress or in the process of being called for tenders this year, those made possible or accelerated by the financing plan of the State transport (Act 89) or those of the plans of four and twelve years of the department, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

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