Kathy Liebler

Manager, Public Affairs & Media Relations


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

October 30, 2002

 

TRAVEL ADVISORY

Eastbound Turnpike Limited to Single Lane 
Approaching Breezewood Interchange Tomorrow

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Wednesday, October 30, 2002) The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced today that the Turnpike will be temporarily limited to a single lane eastbound near the Breezewood Interchange on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The 2-mile long single-lane pattern will begin at milepost 161, one-half mile before the Breezewood Interchange (#12/161). The road will open back up to two lanes at milepost 163. The eastbound on/off ramps of the Breezewood Interchange fall within the single-lane pattern.

During the single-lane closure, crews will shift concrete barrier in preparation for a traffic switch in the early afternoon. At approximately 2 p.m., eastbound traffic will be switched from the existing bridge onto the new bridge at MP 162.1 eastbound. This work is associated with the project to replace the Turnpike bridges that carry the Turnpike over I-70 and South Breezewood Road.

A brief delay is possible during the traffic switch in the early afternoon. No other delays are anticipated. Travelers should be alert for stopped or slow-moving traffic when approaching this area.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION IN THIS AREA, AND REMEMBER TO GIVE HIGHWAY WORKERS A "BRAKE."

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