Motorists worried about finding alternate routes between Reading and West Reading while the Buttonwood Street Bridge is closed for two years can relax for now.
Bridge repairs, which were scheduled to start about now, have been delayed for a year. The work now is slated to begin in April 2014.
The hang-up is due largely to the need to figure out where traffic will go while the bridge is closed and getting all the necessary permits and reviews, said Ryan Hunter, Berks County facilities and operations director.
Various reviews are needed for bridges that cross water, railroad tracks and highways, he said. Buttonwood Street crosses all three.