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Reading, PA

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A Brief History

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Reading might be the Pennsylvania city that has seen the most x22 routes. US 222 and US 422 follow bypasses around the city, while US 22 and US 122 once followed those routes, PA 61, and PA 10. Additionally, Business US 222 and Business US 422 cross downtown on the old alignments of US 222 and US 422. Business US 222 has slowly grown in length over the past few years and will continue to grow in the near future. The business route was signed in the 1970s from current PA 12 south to US 222/US 422 & PA 10. In the late 1990s, the route was extended northward to meet current US 222, and in another few years, the route will be extended southward to meet US 222 along a completed Lancaster-Reading freeway. Locally, Business US 222 is the Allentown Pike (north of Reading), Fifth Street and Fourth Street (Reading), and Lancaster Avenue (south side of Reading).

Northern End | Historic Northern End | Southern End | Future Southern End

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Northern End · US 222, north of Laureldale

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Timothy Reichard 8/02

Northbound on the Allentown Pike as Business US 222 ends ahead at the interchange with US 222.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

US 222 northbound on the northern Reading bypass at the interchange with Business US 222.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

Southbound on US 222, which is about to exit. The mainline becomes the beginning of Business US 222.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

The beginning of Business US 222 and the exit for US 222.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1999): Business US 222 at the US 222 trumpet interchange

 
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Historic Northern End · PA 12, Reading

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Business US 222 used to end at the Warren Street bypass (now PA 12) before the Northern Reading bypass was completed.

No photos of the historic northern end have been submitted.

 

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Southern End · US 222/US 422, Reading

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Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

Southbound on Business US 222 approaching the US 222/US 422 interchange. The US 222 shield is missing below the END BUSINESS sign to the right.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

Signs for the US 222/US 422 freeway. US 222 leaves the freeway to take over Business US 222 just ahead.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

Now northbound on US 222 approaching the same interchange from the opposite direction.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

Just before reaching the interchange, PA 10 begins to the right. PA 10 was the former US 122.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

Just ahead between the overpasses of US 422, the four onramps to the single point diamond interchange (SPDI) meet at a single traffic signal. Business US 222 begins. US 422 and I-176 are also signed as (TO) PA 10 because they comprise the freeway path to Morgantown, which is where PA 10 goes anyway.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

Eastbound on US 222/US 422 on the southern Reading bypass. US 222 exits left.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

At the bottom of the offramp, one can choose to follow US 222 south or to follow Business US 222 at its south end.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1999): Business US 222's south end at the SPDI with US 222/US 422.

 
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Future Southern End · US 222, west of Shillington

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The Reading bypass is under construction for a southwestward extension to connect with the US 222 expressway to Lancaster. When the central section of the extension is completed, Business US 222 was be extended along current US 222 to meet it.

 

 

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