U.S. Route 222 Business (Reading, Pennsylvania)
|Business route of US 222|
|Maintained by PennDOT|
|Length:||11.92 mi (19.18 km)|
|South end:||US 222 in Cumru Township|
|US 422 in Reading|
|North end:||US 222 in Ontelaunee Township|
U.S. Route 222 Business is an auxiliary route of U.S. Route 222 located in Reading, Pennsylvania. The southern terminus is at US 222 in Cumru Township. Its northern terminus is at US 222 in Ontelaunee Township. US 222 Business is the only auxiliary route of U.S. Route 222 in Pennsylvania.
Business US 222 begins at an interchange with U.S. Route 222 near Mohnton in Cumru Township as Lancaster Pike. It meets Pennsylvania Route 724 and then crosses into Shillington. Pennsylvania Route 724 leaves and Business US 222 becomes Lancaster Avenue. It then briefly passes through Kenhorst. It enters Reading where it intersects Pennsylvania Route 625 and passes Alvernia University. Next, it intersects Pennsylvania Route 10 and has an interchange with U.S. Route 422, the West Shore Bypass. Business US 222 then crosses the Schuylkill River, becoming Bingaman Street. The northbound traffic turns east on Laurel Street and then north on 5th Street, while southbound traffic travels on 4th Street until Spruce Street, where both north and southbound traffic travel on 5th St. In Downtown Reading, the route intersects with eastbound Business U.S. Route 422 (Franklin Street), Penn Street, and westbound Business U.S. Route 422 (Washington Street). It meets the southern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 61 (Centre Avenue) further north in Reading. It leaves Reading and enters Muhlenberg Township, becoming the 5th Street Highway. It has an interchange with Pennsylvania Route 12. It continues north, passing near Laureldale before entering Temple and becoming the Allentown Pike. Shortly after, it ends with an interchange with US 222.
The entire route is in Berks County.
|1.25||2.01||PA 724 west – Sinking Spring||Western terminus of overlap|
|1.74||2.80||PA 724 east – Birdsboro||Eastern terminus of overlap|
|Kenhorst||3.50||5.63||PA 625 south||Northern terminus of PA 625|
|Reading||4.09||6.58||PA 10 south – Green Hills||Northern terminus of PA 10|
|4.15||6.68||US 422 – Lebanon, Pottstown, Morgantown||Interchange|
US 422 Bus. east (Franklin Street)
US 422 Bus. west (Washington Street)
|5.54||8.92||PA 61 north – Pottsville||Southern terminus of PA 61|
|Muhlenberg Township||7.55||12.15||PA 12 (Warren Street Bypass) – Lebanon, Pricetown||Interchange|
|Ontelaunee Township||11.92||19.18||US 222 – Lancaster, Allentown||Interchange|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- DeLorme Street Atlas USA 2007, Toggle Measuring Tool
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