Tomorrow, Saturday September 16, 2017, West Reading will host the annual Fall Fest celebration on Penn Avenue. Fall Fest runs from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM, and will be held in the 400, 500, 600 and 700 Blocks of Penn Ave, along with some activities on North and South 6th and 7th Avenues. Penn Ave will be closed at 4th Ave and 8th Ave, and 6 and 7 Avenues will be closed to Court and Cherry Streets respectively.
The Reading Avenue detour will be open and in use for the event.
The intersection at 5th and Penn Avenues will be open to North/South travel.
There will be No Parking on either side of Penn Ave from 4th to 8th, or on 6th and 7th from Penn to Cherry or Court Streets, or on Tulpehocken Ave between Penn Ave and the Traffic Circle. There will be additional parking restrictions in certain locations on the detour route to accommodate traffic and for larger vehicles to make turns. The signs for Fall Fest were placed yesterday, (Thursday). If you see an ORANGE No Parking sign where you are parking, please check the date and time(s) of the restriction and ensure your vehicle is moved prior to the restriction taking place. We have had issues with signs being removed, or being folded over, if you see multiple signs in the block, but not at your specific space, please check those signs, if the entire block is restricted, your space likely is as well.
To accommodate vendor set up and safety, parking restrictions will begin at 07:00 AM and will run through the end of the event.
The WRPD will make every effort to contact the owner of any vehicle parked in a restricted area prior to any enforcement action, but be advised, any vehicle parked in the above areas after 07:00 AM on 9/16/2017, is subject to citation and removal.