Berks Countytransportation planners want to expand the effort to improve the Routes 222 and 73
intersection in Maidencreek Township to include widening a traffic choke point approaching the crossing.
The additional work would involve widening a milelong stretch of Route 222 to two lanes in each direction from where the limited-access highway ends in Ontelaunee Township to the Route 73 intersection. A bridge on the stretch also would need to be replaced.
PennDOT would need to move money around in its budget for Berks County to free up $705,000 for engineering plans needed for the work.