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Reading, PA

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A Brief History

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Business US 422 is one of two business routes serving downtown Reading. US 422 was moved to expressway bypasses on the south and west sides of town during the 1960s, leaving Business US 422 to take over the old street routing of US 422. The business route meets US 422 at interchanges at both ends at in the middle at US 222/US 422. Business US 422 is locally known as Penn Avenue (west of town), Washington (WB) and Franklin (EB) Streets (downtown), and Howard Boulevard (WB) and Perkiomen Avenue (EB, east of town).

Eastern End | Western End

 

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Eastern End · US 422, south of Lawrence

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Timothy Reichard 8/01

Eastbound at the end of Business US 422. The east- and westbound lanes split so that US 422 can merge from the middle. There is no direct access to Business US 422 westbound from here.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

Westbound on US 422 at the split with Business US 422.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1999): The interchange where Business US 422 ends at US 422.

 

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Western End · US 422, Wyomissing

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Timothy Reichard 8/01

Westbound on Business US 422 at its west end, west of Reading in Wyomissing. Just ahead, the road divides in preparation for the interchange with US 422.

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

From the other direction, US 422 widens and splits onto an expressway (US 422) and Penn Avenue (Business US 422).

 


Timothy Reichard 1/10/03

A closer view of the 1960s button copy signs just before the ones in the previous photo. In the left sign, US 422 BUS and US 222 SOUTH have been erased, and in the right sign, US 222 NORTH is greened-out.

Aerial photo (Terraserver/USGS, 1994): The interchange with US 422 at Business US 422's west end.

 

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