Work Limits Exit Lanes
Available at Harrisburg East Interchange
One exit lane will be shut down through Saturday Oct.
(Wednesday, October 09, 2002) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
announced today that an exit lane at the Harrisburg East Interchange
(#19/247) in Dauphin County will be closed this week until Saturday Oct.
12 at 11 p.m., at the latest.
To accommodate peak-period
traffic, the lane will be temporarily reopened during rush hour, from 7
a.m. to 9 a.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
During the lane closure,
crews will make improvements to the E-ZPass equipment in the lane. Four
exit lanes will be available during the construction, including three
standard ticket lanes and one dedicated “E-ZPass Only” lane (Lane #5).
If traffic conditions warrant, Lane #5 could be switched to mixed mode, or “E-ZPass and Tickets.”
Motorists should be aware
of the possibility of delays exiting at Harrisburg East, especially during
peak periods. All should be aware of the possibility of exiting traffic
backing up onto the Turnpike mainline in the Harrisburg area this week.
Those traveling past Harrisburg East should stay in the left (passing)
lane, and those who intend to exit should get into the right lane well
before the off ramp.
To check out road
conditions, travelers can visit www.paturnpike.com
before they depart or call 1-800-331-3414. To get updates while traveling
on the Turnpike, tune your car radio to 1640 AM as you approach an
interchange and look for updates on the variable message signs.
To help minimize delays
and take advantage of the E-ZPass enhancements, the Turnpike Commission
encourages motorists to enroll now in E-ZPass by calling 1-877-PENN-PASS
or by visiting www.paturnpike.com.