Kathy Liebler

Manager, Public Affairs & Media Relations


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

Contact:  

Joe Agnello 724-755-5262, fax (724) 755-5142
email:  jagnello@paturnpike.com

September 4, 2002


TRAFFIC ADVISORY

STOPPAGES SCHEDULED SATURDAY, LANE CLOSURES THIS WEEKEND
AND NEXT WEEK FOR WORK ON OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB OVERPASS

Traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Interstate 76 mainline near the Allegheny River will be stopped periodically on Saturday, Sept. 7 so that crews can erect steel beams for a second overhead crossing of the Turnpike being built by Oakmont Country Club. 

Four stoppages are scheduled. None will exceed 30 minutes. The first two stoppages, at approximately 10 am and then 60 to 90 minutes later, will affect westbound traffic only.

The two other stoppages will occur late Saturday, the first at approximately 10 pm, and will affect all traffic.

Single-lane restrictions also will be required on Saturday and Sunday, ending at 2 am Sunday, Sept. 8, and through the coming week (Sept. 9-13). All weekday lane closures will occur between 7 pm and 6 am.

The construction site is at Milepost 48.7, one mile east of the Turnpike’s Allegheny Valley interchange with Pa. Route 28. MA Beech Corporation is Oakmont Country Club’s contractor for the new bridge.

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