Portion of Pennsylvania Turnpike to close over the weekend for construction

Breedswood, Pennsylvania (WTAJ) — A section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed overnight this weekend for road construction.

The 86-mile section of the PA Turnpike will be closed westbound from 11:00 p.m. Saturday, June 24 between Breeswood (Exit 161) and New Stanton (Exit 75). Roads will reopen on Sunday, June 25th around 6am.

Drivers should plan for long detours or avoid the area during this time.

Suggested diversions will be provided for those driving on the Breezewood Interchange.

  • Exit at the Breedswood Interchange (Exit 161) and continue west on SH30 (30 km).
  • Head north on I-99 (30.2 miles).
  • Head west on US Route 22 (104.5 miles).
  • Take PA Turnpike Route 66 south (22 km).
  • Re-merge onto the PA Turnpike (I-76) from the New Stanton Interchange (Exit 75).

At North Midway Service Plaza in Bedford County and Somerset North Service Plaza in Somerset County, information was posted before closing and announcements were made to warn customers of the impending closure. increase. If customers remain at the service plaza after 11pm on June 24th, they will be required to remain there until the road reopens.

The Turnpike Commission has given seven hours for workers to safely perform the roadwork necessary to implement a temporary traffic crossing as part of the next phase of the full rebuilding project between Mile Markers 102-109 in Somerset County. said a road closure was necessary.

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The $117 million project will begin in 2021 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2024 for a full-depth rebuild of the turnpike and expansion of the walkway from two to three lanes in each direction.

During westbound traffic closures, all eastbound traffic is permitted within the corridor. Portion of Pennsylvania Turnpike to close over the weekend for construction

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