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March 08, 2010
Heavy Traffic Expected Southbound on I-476 at Mid-County
(Exit #20) Interchange

Express E-ZPass exit lanes to close two nights for PennDOT work on I-476 south of toll plaza.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling southbound on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for slow moving or stopped traffic when exiting the Mid-County (Exit #20) Interchange Wednesday (Mar. 10) and Sunday (Mar. 14) nights at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning when the Turnpike will shut-down the two (2) Express E-ZPass exit lanes, located in the center of the toll plaza. Six (6) conventional E-ZPass lanes and three (3) cash lanes will remain open at all times for exiting traffic.

The overnight closures will allow PennDOT construction crews ample time to safely perform work in the median area located on I-476 approximately .04 miles south of the toll plaza. Motorists exiting the Northeastern Extension at the ramp to enter I-276 westbound may also experience delays due to the express lane closures at the toll plaza. All work is weather sensitive and subject to change.

If the Turnpike's Highway Advisory Radio is activated, as indicated by yellow flashing lights, please tune to Radio 1640 AM for updates. Motorists can also get real-time Pa. Turnpike alerts by calling 866-976-8747 (TRIP). The toll-free, voice-activated TRIP line has frequent updates and provides targeted audio alerts for specific Turnpike sections.

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