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Contact: Mimi Lindelow
Phone: 610-239-4117/610-952-1522
August 13, 2009
Pocono Interchange Lane Restrictions to begin on
Northeastern Extension

Nighttime repaving work may cause delays on interchange ramps starting Monday.

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (08/13/2009)(readMedia)-- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists using the Pocono Interchange (Exit #95) on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for bidirectional single-lane closures starting Monday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. Crews will be repaving the Pocono Interchange on and off ramps.

During the closures, flaggers and police will direct traffic through the intersection of State Route 940 and the Pocono Turnpike entrance. The constructor, Locust Ridge Contractors, is permitted to work 10-hour shifts between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. During these hours, motorists can anticipate slow-moving or stop-and-go traffic over the next several months when approaching Exit #95. The project is scheduled to be completed in November.

The single-lane restrictions are needed for this stage of a $5.8 million resurfacing project under way from milepost 88 to milepost 95 in Kidder and Penn ForestTownships, Carbon County. Since June, Locust Ridge has been performing work on the project that includes roadway resurfacing, patching the shoulders and storm inlets, replacing the blacktop curbs, installing rumble strips and placing new mileposts.

Please obey posted speed limits and use caution when traveling through the work zones for the duration of the milling and paving operations. Message boards are in place to give notice of upcoming work that impacts motorists traveling in the area of the Pocono Interchange. Unsuitable weather or other unforeseen circumstances may slow progress and impact the contractor's schedule.

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