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: Christina Hampton,  (610) 292-3785

April 20, 1999


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is advising customers in the Philadelphia region over the next several weeks, that periodic lane closures may occur at the Mid-County and Norristown Interchanges for the purpose of installing equipment for electronic toll collection (E-ZPass).

Contractors will be cutting into existing concrete and pouring new concrete at the toll collection islands to install conduit and foundations for gantries that will support E-ZPass (electronic toll) signs and antennas.

Motorists using the Mid-County (25A) and Norristown (25) Interchanges can expect some lane closures while this work is being done. However, most of the work will take place during off peak traffic hours.


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