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... . The closing of the Ray's Hill and Sideling Hill tunnels in 1968 left just four of the seven original Turnpike tunnels in operation. A fifth tunnel, the Lehigh Tunnel on the Northeastern Extension which had opened on November 7, 1957, now constitute the Turnpike's tunnel system. All five existing Turnpike tunnels began as two-lane ... road. He was the only sponsor. But, the Associated Press picked up on the story and reporter David Fernsler began transmitting dispatches on the proposed "weather-proof tunnel highway." The rest, as they say, is history. What legend suggests began as a late night dinner conversation that winter night in 1934 became ...
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... . The closing of the Ray's Hill and Sideling Hill tunnels in 1968 left just four of the seven original Turnpike tunnels in operation. A fifth tunnel, the Lehigh Tunnel on the Northeastern Extension which had opened on November 7, 1957, now constitute the Turnpike's tunnel system. All five existing Turnpike tunnels began as two-lane ... road. He was the only sponsor. But, the Associated Press picked up on the story and reporter David Fernsler began transmitting dispatches on the proposed "weather-proof tunnel highway." The rest, as they say, is history. What legend suggests began as a late night dinner conversation that winter night in 1934 became ...
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... . EXISTING TUNNELS ON THE TURNPIKE (Ranked by length) TUNNEL LENGTH Allegheny 6,070 feet Tuscarora Mountain 5,326 feet Kittatinny Mountain 4,727 feet Lehigh (Northeastern Extension) 4,461 feet Blue Mountain 4,339 feet ABANDONED TUNNELS ON THE TURNPIKE (Ranked by length) TUNNEL LENGTH Sideling Hill 6 ... IMPROVING THE ROADWAY: Turnpike Considers Tunnel Options by Carl DeFebo When it opened in 1940, the Pennsylvania Turnpike ? s Allegheny Tunnel in Somerset County was considered an engineering wonder. Folks marveled at the sheer act of blasting a mile-long hole through a mountain in this case, the Allegheny Ridge. The two-lane tunnel ( ...
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... . EXISTING TUNNELS ON THE TURNPIKE (Ranked by length) TUNNEL LENGTH Allegheny 6,070 feet Tuscarora Mountain 5,326 feet Kittatinny Mountain 4,727 feet Lehigh (Northeastern Extension) 4,461 feet Blue Mountain 4,339 feet ABANDONED TUNNELS ON THE TURNPIKE (Ranked by length) TUNNEL LENGTH Sideling Hill 6 ... IMPROVING THE ROADWAY: Turnpike Considers Tunnel Options by Carl DeFebo When it opened in 1940, the Pennsylvania Turnpike ? s Allegheny Tunnel in Somerset County was considered an engineering wonder. Folks marveled at the sheer act of blasting a mile-long hole through a mountain in this case, the Allegheny Ridge. The two-lane tunnel ( ...
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... & Public Relations COMMISSION NEWS RELEASE Contact: Mimi Doyle Public Information Manager- East Phone: 610-239-4117 August 9, 2013 Traffic Paces to Impact Travel on I-476 between Lehigh Valley and Mahoning Valley Aug. 11 Filming in Lehigh Tunnel requires bi-directional paces for six-hours in Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reports that motorists on the ... Extension (I-476) north from Lehigh Valley (Exit #56) and south from Mahoning Valley (Exit #74) will experience slow-moving traffic northbound and southbound between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 11. John Sterling Ruth Studio, Bethlehem, Pa., has been granted clearance ...
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... Contact: Mimi Doyle Phone: 610.239.4117 Fax: 610.292.3778 E-mail:mdoyle@paturnpike.com June 1, 2012 Northbound Lehigh Tunnel Closures Scheduled Three Days Next Week Daytime tunnel maintenance to impact traffic on I-476, Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Turnpike's ... Extension (I-476) to be prepared for daytime single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the Lehigh Tunnel Monday Wednesday (June 4-6) between the hours of 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. during routine tunnel maintenance. The Lehigh Tunnel is located at milepost A70-A71 between the Lehigh Valley (Exit #56 ...
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... TRAFFIC ADVISORY CONTACT: Mimi Doyle Phone: 610.313.6383 April 21, 2014 Southbound Lehigh Tunnel Closure Scheduled April 22 and 23 Daytime tunnel maintenance to impact traffic on I-476 in Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for daytime single-lane patterns ... two-way traffic in the northbound Lehigh Tunnel on April 22 and April 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for tunnel maintenance. At 8 a.m. on April 22 and 23, the southbound tunnel will be closed and traffic diverted into the northbound tunnel until 2 p.m. ...
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... the next decade of expansion. Actually, sections of the Northeastern Extension began opening to travelers on November 23, 1955 when a 37-mile segment from Norristown to the Lehigh Valley opened for business. According to Cupper, temporary interchanges at Lansdale and Quakertown opened later that year and another 10 miles of roadway was opened north of ... on December 28, 1955. The new Northeastern Extension had something in common with its parent highway, a tunnel built through the Blue Mountains. To distinguish the tunnel north of the Lehigh Valley from the Blue Mountain Tunnel West of Carlisle, the new tunnel was named the Lehigh Tunnel. Originally, the Lehigh Tunnel was ...
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... the next decade of expansion. Actually, sections of the Northeastern Extension began opening to travelers on November 23, 1955 when a 37-mile segment from Norristown to the Lehigh Valley opened for business. According to Cupper, temporary interchanges at Lansdale and Quakertown opened later that year and another 10 miles of roadway was opened north of ... on December 28, 1955. The new Northeastern Extension had something in common with its parent highway, a tunnel built through the Blue Mountains. To distinguish the tunnel north of the Lehigh Valley from the Blue Mountain Tunnel West of Carlisle, the new tunnel was named the Lehigh Tunnel. Originally, the Lehigh Tunnel was ...
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... TRAFFIC ADVISORY CONTACT: Mimi Doyle Phone: 610.313.6383 E-mail:mdoyle@paturnpike.com October 18, 2013 Southbound Lehigh Tunnel To Close Next Week Daytime tunnel maintenance to impact traffic on I-476 in Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be ... for daytime single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the northbound Lehigh Tunnel on Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for closed-circuit camera repairs. At 8 a.m., the southbound tube will be closed and traffic diverted into the northbound tunnel until 2 p.m. The ...
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... TRAVEL ADVISORY CONTACT: Mimi Doyle Phone: 610.313.6383 September 25, 2013 Southbound Lehigh Tunnel Closures Scheduled Next Week Daytime tunnel maintenance to impact traffic on I-476 in Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for daytime single-lane patterns and two-way ... in the northbound Lehigh Tunnel on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for routine maintenance. At 8 a.m. on both days, the southbound tube will be closed and traffic diverted into the northbound tunnel until 2 p.m. The Lehigh ...
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... .239.4117 Fax: 610.292.3778 Mobile: 610.952.1522 E-mail: mdoyle@paturnpike.com November 2, 2012 Southbound Lehigh Tunnel to be Closed Two Days Next Week Daytime tunnel inspections to impact traffic on I-476, Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the ... Extension (I-476) to be prepared for daytime single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the northbound Lehigh Tunnel Nov. 7-8 during in-depth inspection activities from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at 8 a.m., the southbound tube will be closed and traffic diverted into the northbound ...
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... .239.4117 Fax: 610.292.3778 Mobile: 610.952.1522 E-mail:mdoyle@paturnpike.com October 4, 2012 Northbound Lehigh Tunnel to be Closed Three Days Next Week Daytime tunnel inspections to impact traffic on I-476, Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the ... Extension (I-476) to be prepared for daytime single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the southbound Lehigh Tunnel during in-depth inspection activities from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Oct. 9-11. At 8 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, the northbound tube will be closed and traffic diverted into the ...
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... Media& Public Relations COMMISSION NEWS RELEASE September 20, 2012 Northbound Lehigh Tunnel to be Closed 9.24 to 9.27 Daytime tunnel inspections to impact traffic on I-476, Carbon County The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for daytime single-lane patterns and two-way traffic ... the southbound Lehigh Tunnel during in-depth inspection activities from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sept. 24-27. At 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday, the northbound tube will be closed and traffic diverted into the southbound tunnel until 2 p.m. The Lehigh Tunnel is located at milepost A70-A71 between ...
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... CONTACT: Mimi Doyle Phone: 610.313.6383 E-mail: mdoyle@paturnpike.com September 20, 2013 Northbound Lehigh Tunnel Closures Scheduled Next Week Daytime tunnel maintenance to impact traffic on I-476 in Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for ... single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the southbound Lehigh Tunnel on Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for routine maintenance. At 8 a.m. on both days, the northbound tube will be closed and traffic diverted into the southbound tunnel until 2 p ...
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... 610.313.6383 Mobile: 610.613.4751 E-mail:mdoyle@paturnpike.com March 21, 2014 Overnight Traffic Stoppages Scheduled March 21-22 at Lehigh Tunnel Tunnel maintenance to impact traffic in both directions on I-476 in Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) ... north of Lehigh Valley (Exit #56) and south from Mahoning Valley (Exit #74) to be prepared for intermittent traffic stoppages of no more than 15 minutes between 11:30 p.m. on March 21 and 2 a.m., March 22 for work inside the northbound and southbound tunnels ...
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... TRAVEL ADVISORY CONTACT: Mimi Doyle Phone: 610.313.6383 E-mail:mdoyle@paturnpike.com September 13, 2013 15-Minute Stoppage Scheduled for Southbound Lehigh Tunnel Sept. 13-14 Work inside the tunnel to impact traffic on I-476 in Carbon County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension ( ... ) to be prepared for a traffic stoppage of no more than 15-minutes between 11:45 p.m. Sept. 13 and 12:30 a.m. Sept. 14 for crews to work on a closed-circuit camera inside the southbound tube. Scheduled to occur between midnight and 12:15 a.m ...
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... Commission has five tunnels, each tunnel complex contains two tubes. The Allegheny, Blue Mountain, Kittatinny, and Tuscarora tunnels have eastbound and westbound tubes. The Lehigh tunnel has northbound and southbound tubes. A Performance Audit Page 41 Finding Four Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General Jack Wagner, Auditor General January ... Four – While the Turnpike Commission 40 monitored, maintained, and inspected its tunnels, it has not implemented critical project management practices that would ensure recommendations resulting from tunnel inspections are not overlooked. Recommendations 53 Page ii A Performance Audit Table of Contents Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General Jack Wagner, Auditor General ...
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... ATTENTION RADIO STATIONS: BROADCAST ACTUALITIES RELATIVE TO THIS NEWS RELEASE CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING THE TURNPIKE'S INFORMATION BROADCAST SERVICE AT 1-800- 563-5425) TURNPIKE BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON LEHIGH VALLEY INTERCHANGE Commuter Parking Prohibited PHILADELPHIA, PA- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will begin a $10 million rehabilitation and expansion of the Lehigh Valley Interchange (Exit ... includes the construction of a new toll plaza, canopy, utility building, connection to public sewer and water service lines, roadway and plaza lighting, a utility tunnel, the rehabilitation and construction of roadway, ramps and the bridge over U.S. Route 22. After Labor Day, Turnpike ramps and the bridge ...
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... to provide engineering design services for the general rehabilitation of four of its tunnels. The tunnels to be rehabilitated are the Tuscarora, Kittatinny, Blue Mountain, and Lehigh Tunnels. The Tuscarora Tunnel is located in Dublin Township, Huntingdon County and Metal Township, Franklin County; the Kittatinny Tunnel is in Fannett Township, Franklin ... ; the Blue Mountain Tunnel is in Lurgan Township, Franklin County; and the Lehigh Tunnel is in Washington Township, Lehigh County and East Penn Township, Carbon County. Specifically, the Commission desires to refinish the exterior of both portal buildings and to refinish the walls and ceilings in both tubes of all four tunnels. ...
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