Section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed next weekend
Pennsylvania Highway Commission (PTC) warns drivers to plan ahead for next weekend due to 55-hour highway closure.
From 9 p.m Friday, October 14 through 4 a.m. Monday, October 17, the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed between the Lehigh Valley Interchange, Exit 56, and the Mahoning Valley Interchange, Exit 74, on the PA Turnpike’s Northeastern Extension (I-476).
Traffic in both directions will be closed for approximately 55 hours. Drivers are advised to avoid the area entirely and consider alternative routes:
OUTHBOUND DETOUR – LOCAL TRAFFIC
Exit at Mahoning Valley Exit 74 and take U.S. Route 209 North to State Route 33 South (21.2 miles). Follow Route 33 South to U.S. Route 22 West (18.4 miles).
Follow U.S. 22 West and reenter I-476 South at Lehigh Valley Interchange 56 (15.8 miles).
SOUTHBOUND DETOUR – THROUGH TRAFFIC
Exit at Pocono Exit 95 and take Interstate 80 East to State Route 33 South (25.5 miles). Follow State Route 33 South to U.S. Route 22 West (23.6 miles).
Follow U.S. Route 22 West and reenter I-476 South at Lehigh Valley Interchange Exit 56 (15.8 miles).
Exit at Lehigh Valley Exit 56 and take U.S. Route 22 East to State Route 33 North (16.5 miles). Follow State Route 33 North to Interstate 80 West (24.5 miles).
Follow Interstate 80 West and reenter I-476 at Pocono Interchange Exit 95 (25.1 miles).