Kathy Liebler

Manager, Public Affairs & Media Relations

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

July 14, 2003


Eastbound and westbound traffic on Interstate 76/70 will be restricted to one lane early next week in the Donegal area so that crews can relocate barriers and perform other tasks relative to the Total Reconstruction Project in progress between Milepost 85 and MP 94.

The single-lane setup for eastbound traffic will be in effect from 10 pm Sunday, July 20 to 10 pm Monday, July 21 between MP 89 and MP 92.

Westbound traffic will be restricted to one lane from 10 pm Sunday, July 20 to 10 am Tuesday, July 22 between MP 90 and MP 92.5.

Backups are anticipated and most likely would occur between midday and early evening hours. Schedules are subject to change, especially if there is severe weather.

Message boards on the Turnpike will inform travelers of the restrictions and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) messages will be broadcast on 1640 AM.

The area where the restrictions will be in effect is near the Donegal interchange in southeastern Westmoreland County. The Donegal interchange is located at MP 90.7.

More information about the project, including shots from real-time traffic cameras, is available online at www.paturnpike.com. On the Turnpike homepage, click on “Construction/Expansion” and then click on the “Milepost 85 to 94” wording on the Turnpike map.



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