Kathy Liebler

Manager, Public Affairs & Media Relations

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Carl DeFebo, 717-939-9551, ext. 2934

April 5, 2002

Eastbound Single Lane Near Somerset 
Will Remain Through 8 p.m. This Evening

HARRISBURG, PA. The Pennsylvania Turnpike announced that an eastbound single-lane pattern just past the Somerset Interchange (#10/110) in Somerset County will be in place tonight (Friday) until approximately 8 p.m.

Motorists should be aware of the likelihood of delays due to the heavy weekend traffic. Eastbound motorists approaching Somerset should look out for slow-moving or stopped traffic that will likely occur. Any backlog should dissipate soon after the pattern is lifted.

The single-lane condition starts at milepost 111 (about a mile past the interchange) and ends at milepost 115.

Westbound traffic is open to two lanes in this area.

During this single-lane closure, crews will be placing temporary barrier in preparation for the total reconstruction of the Turnpike between milepost 109-122.

For up-to-date information, the Turnpike advises approaching motorists to tune car radios to 1640AM or 1610AM when alerted by variable message boards. In addition, real-time traffic conditions are posted on the Turnpike website, www.paturnpike.com. Project-specific information is available by clicking on the “construction/expansion” button and selecting “Somerset Reconstruction.” Four real-time traffic cams can be viewed under “Visual Traffic Report.” In addition, a toll-free project hotline is now open at 1-866-822-6215.


 P.O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676         Phone: (717) 939-9551         Fax: (717) 986-9649