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When the roadblocks went up on Route 724, Melanie Degler’s commute to her job in Douglassville instantly became 10 minutes longer.
The bit of the highway she usually takes to get on Interstate 176 and then Route 422 from her home in Cumru Township’s Flying Hills development was closed so the Reading Area Water Authority could install a 16-inch main.
Now, she has to go south on Route 10 only to come back north on the interstate.
“We don’t have a lot of streets here to take as alternatives, so you have to go out of your way to go around it,” Degler said.