REMINDER*** Come Out and Enjoy the 2019 Armed Forces Day Parade

This coming Saturday, May 18, 2019, our annual Armed Forces Day parade will be held in beautiful West Reading Borough.

The route the parade will take:

8th//Penn to 3rd Ave - Turning onto South 3rd Ave

South 3rd Ave to Spruce St - Turning onto Spruce St

Spruce St to 7th Ave - End of parade

The following road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect on Parade day:

07:00 AM - There will be No Parking along the entire parade route. The Borough Crew will be posting No Parking signs along the route on Thursday.

08:00 AM - Penn Ave, from 8th to 3rd, will close to all 
non parade vehicle traffic.

10:00 - Parade will step off from 8th//Penn.

The reviewing stand will be in the 500 Block of Penn Avenue.

The parade should end, and all restrictions lifted by 1:00 PM.

Detour Information:

All Penn Ave Traffic:

  • Westbound traffic will be detoured onto N 3rd Ave to Reading Ave
  • Eastbound traffic will be detoured in Wyomissing, at Reading Ave/Blvd.

5th Ave will be open to North/South traffic, if traveling to the Hospital or the South side of the Borough.

There will be traffic control or barricades at all intersections affected by the parade. Expect delays if traveling by vehicle in the Borough during the parade.

***ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - Per BARTA..., buses will be stopping to pick up and discharge passengers along Reading Ave in West Reading and Hill Ave in Wyomissing in place of the Penn Ave stops during the road detours/closures for the Armed Forces Day Parade. ***

Thank you!