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Driving Directions to Berks County


Philadelphia, PA - Take I-76 W to PA Turnpike West (toll) to Exit 29 Morgantown-Reading. Follow I-76N to 422W to the Penn Street exit. ALTERNATE: From King of Prussia use 202S to 422W, at Reading take 422W BYPASS to the Penn Street exit.

Dover, DE - Take Rt. 1N to I-95N to I-76W to 100N to 422W & 422 BYPASS to Penn Street exit.

Washington D.C. - Baltimore, MD - Take I-495 to I-95 to I-695 to I-83 to York, PA. Pick up 30E to Lancaster. At Lancaster pick up 222N to Reading. Take US Route 222N to US Route 422E/Pottstown (do not take 222N to Allentown) Take 422E to Penn Street Exit.

Pittsburgh - Harrisburg, PA - Take PA Tpk East to Exit 286 Reading/Denver, pick up 222N to Reading. Take US Route 222N to US Route 422E/Pottstown (do not take 222N to Allentown) Take 422E to Penn Street Exit.

Columbus, OHIO - Take I-70E to New Stanton, PA. Pa Tpk East to Exit 286 Reading/Denver, pick up 222N to Reading. Take US Route 222N to US Route 422E/Pottstown (do not take 222N to Allentown) Take 422E to Penn Street Exit.

Manhattan, NY - Take Lincoln Tunnel to NJ Tpk South to Exit 14. Take I-78W to Exit 49A (PA 100S. Trexlertown), pick up 222S to center of Reading.

Long Island - Staten Island - Brooklyn, NY - Take 278W to 440S to I-287N to I-78W to Exit 12 at Krumsville PA. Take 737 toward Kutztown 5 miles, pick up 222S to center of Reading.

Asbury Park - Trenton, NJ - Take I-195 West to NJ Tpk South to Exit 6 to PA Tpk West to Exit 298, Morgantown - Reading. Follow I-176 to 422W to the Penn Street exit. 

White Plains - Bronx, NY - Take I-95 (George Washington Bridge) to I-80W to 278S to I-78W to Exit 49A (PA 100S. Trexlertown), pick up 222S to center of Reading.

Hartford, CT - Take I-84 to Port Jervis. Take 209S to I-80W to 33S to 22W onto 78W to Exit 49A (PA 100S. Trexlertown), pick up 222S to center of Reading.

Syracuse, NY - Scranton - Wilkes Barre, PA - Take I-81S to 61S. Approaching Reading look for GPU Energy & then Bayliss Oldsmobile (on right) and then 422W till 222S and exit at Penn Street.

Northern Massachusetts - Albany, NY - Take I-87S to I-84W to Port Jervis exit. Take 209S to 22W onto 78W to Exit 12 at Krumsville, PA. Take 737 toward Kutztown 5 miles, pick up 222S to center of Reading.

Local Directions

Crowne Plaza Reading area to The Abraham Lincoln Hotel:

Access to the hotel is off Paper Mill Road and it faces Woodland Road. From the parking lots, make a right onto Paper Mill Road (you can’t make a left) and go to the light and make a right onto Berkshire Boulevard. At the next light (you will see Home Depot) make a right onto Crossing Drive. Go through the next traffic light (Woodland Road) and take the first right onto the bypass on-ramp (Route 12 east/Route 422 east).

Stay in the right lane and take the second exit (for 222 south/422 east, Lancaster/Pottstown). You will go about two miles to the third exit on the right (Penn Street, Reading).

***Merge onto the Penn Street bridge. Get into the left lane to be able to go straight. At the fourth traffic light, make a left onto Fifth Street and go to the second traffic light. The Abraham Lincoln Hotel is on the corner of Fifth and Washington streets. Make a left onto Washington Street (a one-way street) and a right into the parking garage. It looks like you are turning into the building.


The Abraham Lincoln Hotel to Crowne Plaza Reading area:

The Abraham Lincoln Hotel parking garage exits to Fifth Street. Make a right onto it and make an immediate right at the light onto Washington Street. Continue on Washington to third traffic light and stay in the middle lane. At the light the left two lanes turn left. After turning left, get in the far right lane. You will have to turn right at the next light, which will then take you onto the Penn Street bridge.

Stay in the right lane and take the on-ramp for 422 west. Continue on 422 west to the third exit (422 west Lebanon), which will keep you on 422.

Again, stay in the right lane and get off immediately at the Paper Mill Road exit. At the traffic light go straight to access the Crowne Plaza Reading parking lots.


The Inn at Reading and Country Inn and Suites area to downtown Reading:

Bypass-travel route: Turn right on to Park Road (from either accommodations) and go the traffic light at the intersection with Wyomissing Boulevard. If coming from the Inn at Reading, make a left, if coming from the Country Inn and Suites, make a right onto Wyomissing Boulevard. Get in the right lane to take the on-ramp for 422 east and take the bypass to the second exit, Penn Street, Reading. Follow directions in first description (***) to get to The Abraham Lincoln Hotel.

No bypass-travel required route: From Inn at Reading, turn right onto Park Road, from Country Inn and Suites, turn left onto Park Road. You will pass the VF Outlet complex on your left and ViVa Good Life Bistro & Lounge on your right. Continue to the intersection with Penn Avenue and make a left turn onto Penn Avenue. It will become Penn Street as soon as you cross over the bridge into Reading.


The Inn at Reading and Country Inn and Suites area to the Crowne Plaza Reading:

Turn right onto Park Road from either of the parking lots. From the Inn at Reading, make a right at the first light onto Spring Street. From the Country Inn and Suites, Spring Street will be the second light encountered on Park Road. Make a left onto Spring Street.

At the first stop sign, make a right onto Crossing Drive. Go to the traffic light and make a left onto Woodland Road. At the next light, make a right onto Paper Mill Road and the Crowne Plaza Reading entrance is immediately on your right.


To get to the Sovereign Performing Arts Center:
Take Penn Street to Sixth Street and make a left onto Sixth. The SPAC will be on your left. Turn right onto Walnut Street (at hospital) and right on Poplar Street to access the parking garage. Note: The Abraham Lincoln Hotel parking garage is about three blocks away from the SPAC.

Directional Notes

Fifth Street in Reading becomes Business Route 222 (also referred to as the Allentown Pike) north of the city.

Fourth Street in Reading becomes Route 61 (also referred to as the Pottsville Pike) north of the city.

Lancaster Avenue in Reading and Shillington becomes Business Route 222 south (also referred to as the Lancaster Pike).

“The Bypass” can refer to two roads in Reading. The West Shore Bypass is accessed via the Penn Street bridge and connects Route 422 and Route 222 and runs along the western border of the city. The Warren Street Bypass is known as Route 12. It wraps around the city from the west (Route 422) and runs along the northern edge to Route 61 and Route 222.


Important Contacts

AAA Reading-Berks: 920 Van Reed Road,

Wyomissing, 19610; roadside assistance: 610-374-7433; customer service: 610-374-4531; travel agency:

610-374-5600; Web site: www.aaardgberks.com

Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau: 352 Penn St., Reading; 610-375-4085 or

800-443-6610; Web site: www.readingberkspa.com

Reading Hospital and Medical Center: Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street, West Reading, 610-988-8000. Web site: www.readinghospital.org

St. Joseph Medical Center: 2500 Bernville Road (Route 183) in Bern Township and the St. Joseph Medical Center Downtown Reading, 145 N. Sixth St., Reading. Phone for both locations 610-378-2000. Web site: http://thefutureofhealthcare.org


Shopping

Berkshire Mall, State Hill and Woodland roads in Wyomissing (Paper Mill Road exit of Route 422 westbound)Broadcasting Square shopping center, Paper Mill and Broadcasting roads in Spring TownshipFairgrounds Square mall, Fifth Street Highway (Route 222) in Muhlenberg Township, just north of Reading

VF Outlet Village, Hill and Park roads, Wyomissing, just over the Penn Street bridge from Reading.

 

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