Kathy Liebler
                        Director of Public Information

    C   O   M   M   I   S   S   I   O   N                N   E   W   S             R   E   L   E   A   S   E

    Contact: Patricia L. Bodack, (724)755-5018, Fax: (724)755-5032                        July 2, 1998

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is advising motorists of traffic delays near the New Stanton Interchange (Exit 8) in Westmoreland County on Tuesday, July 7, 1998, weather permitting. Delays are likely due to intermittent traffic stoppages on State Route 3091, Interstate 70 and the exit ramp of the Turnpike's New Stanton Interchange leading to SR 119.

Traffic at these locations must be halted for the removal of the ramp bridge carrying Turnpike traffic from the New Stanton Interchange to SR 119. This ramp bridge crosses over I-70 and SR 3091.

All east and westbound traffic on SR 3091 and I-70, in addition to the ramp leading from New Stanton interchange to SR 119, will be subject to intermittent stoppages lasting no longer than 15 minutes each between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 7, 1998.

Motorists are encouraged to anticipate delays and to take needed precautions for their travel plans in Westmoreland County on this day. Motorists are also urged to use caution in this and all construction areas, and remember to give Pennsylvania Turnpike highway workers a "brake."


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