Nonprofit Group Refurbishes Reading’s Skyline Drive Overlooks

Reading's Pagoda seen from Skyline Drive

Reading’s Pagoda seen from Skyline Drive (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note: AWESOME!

Drivers will get a better view of the city and a safer parking spot at the three overlooks along Skyline Drive because of the work of Pagoda-Skyline Inc.

The nonprofit group got volunteers from the Blue Mountain Region of the Sports Car Club of America to clear several trees near the overlooks, in part for the view and in part to create safety zones from the brush fires that occasionally plague Mount Penn, and then contracted Morgan Rail of Ontelaunee Township to install 438 feet of new guide rail at the overlooks.

Replacing old and often rotten wooden rails, the new weathered-look steel guide rails were installed Friday and Monday. They cost nearly $13,000, Pagoda-Skyline Chairwoman Corrie Crupi said.

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