>>69 news berks edition.
>>wendy davis and i'm rob vaughn to be a busy weekend in reading and drivers should have an easier time entering the city this week officials reopened to ramp from the west shore bypass to penn street, the ramp was closed for 2 years while crews work to restore the penn street bridge wfmz is irene snyder is live near the ramp for us irene.
>>good evening, wendy and rob as you can see traffic is flowing pretty well now that ran from the bypass in west reading in the reading is now open just in time for a very busy weekend here in reading many people who we spoke to say they actually avoided coming into the city a lot during the past 2 years because of all that construction traffic and now they're just excited to have an easier way to get in and out of the city.
>>heading to reading this weekend for shows festivals and food.
She'd be less of a hassle now that this ramp from route 4.22 west to the penn street bridge is open again.
It's been closed because of construction for 2 years so it >>very difficult to get into the city.
And it always seem to get back.
>>holly fox and her mom often you several back roads to avoid the traffic on penn street.
She was unaware that work on the penn street bridge is winding down.
So she and her mom went a little out of their way to attend this weekend's grand opening celebration at the county creeks brew pub that the franklin street station it's been yeah.
>>we find that most of the customers are coming from for 22 across the street bridge.
We do think that access to the city is really important.
>>the pub is celebrating the specials all weekend long fred is why say they also took back roads to avoid the penn street traffic now that the ramp is open and more barriers are gone, this weekend they had a go again seeing mamma mia on stage for the 3rd time at the same time they're performing arts center that might be dancing in the i don't know.
Another reason drivers will appreciate the reopened ramp this weekend for the first time in years reading is hosting a puerto rico festival and parade.
It's going to be a fun exciting time this weekend here in the city reading a parade starts at 11:00am on saturday at 11th and penn streets.
>>and the festival will be held at 5th and penn streets up until 7.
>>and israel was actually completed weeks ahead the schedule, the rest of construction.
The 10th street bridge expected to be completed by the end the