C O M M I S S I O N N E W S R E L E A S E
Joe Agnello (724) 755-5262, (724)
November 27, 2002
RESTRICTIONS SLATED FOR TURNPIKE MAINLINE AT WARRENDALE PLAZA SITE
on Interstate 76 in the Cranberry area will be limited to one lane each
direction during a period of up to two weeks starting Monday, Dec. 2 so
that crews can place barriers and pave tie ins to temporary travel lanes
that will be utilized near the mainline toll facility being built at the
site of the former Butler Service Plaza.
single-lane restrictions will be in effect during off-peak hours for
eastbound motorists. Restrictions for westbound traffic may be in effect
for part of the late-afternoon peaks on weekdays, except for Fridays.
Generally, restrictions will be in effect during daylight hours only.
will be kept to a minimum but schedules are weather dependent. Motorists
should anticipate delays in traversing the area between Milepost 28 and
new mainline toll plaza that will become the western end of the
Turnpike’s traditional ticket system is under construction at Milepost
31 at the border of Marshall and Pine Townships in Allegheny County.
Mosites Construction is the general contractor for the $23.1 million
new mainline toll facility is scheduled to open in May 2003. It will have
eight collection lanes for westbound traffic and five ticket dispensing
lanes for eastbound traffic as well as two westbound lanes and two
eastbound lanes in the open middle that eventually will offer electronic
fare collection (E-ZPass) at highway speed.
browsers can visit the project website from the www.paturnpike.com
homepage. Click on the Construction/Expansion box on the left side
of the homepage and then click on Warrendale Construction on the
Pennsylvania map. The project website includes still photos, updated every
minute, showing current traffic conditions on Interstate 76.
P.O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676 Phone: (717) 939-9551 Fax: (717) 986-9649