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   

March 16, 1999


TRAFFIC ADVISORY:
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS AND STOPPAGES ON TURNPIKE
NEAR BREEZEWOOD INTERCHANGE IN BEDFORD COUNTY RESCHEDULED

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is advising motorists that the construction work tentatively scheduled at milepost 161, mile west of the Breezewood Interchange has been rescheduled for the weeks of March 21st through the 26th and March 28th through the 1st of April, 1999. The work, involving the removal of the bridge running over the Turnpike at milepost 161, will begin each week at 8:00 P.M. Sunday. During this entire construction period, lane shifts, single lane patterns and periodic traffic stoppages will occur.

For the week of March 21st through the 26th, westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane, while two narrow eastbound lanes will be open, utilizing a lane shift pattern. For the week of March 28th through April 1st, eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane, while two narrow westbound lanes will be open, utilizing a lane shift pattern.

Two lanes of traffic in both directions will be open during the weekend in between this construction period, from the afternoon of Friday the 26th, through 8:00 P.M. Sunday the 28th.

Turnpike customers traveling through this area are urged to take needed precautions for their travels, expecting delays, lane shifts and single lane patterns in the construction area. Motorists are also urged to use caution in this and all construction areas, and to remember to give Pennsylvania Turnpike Highway Workers a "Brake."

 

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