Media & Public Relations

Contact: Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: 717.920.7507

December 7, 2012
Turnpike Commission Lowers Speed Limit on Northeastern Extension

Limitations needed because of safety concerns caused by icy conditions.

Freezing temperatures and icy conditions along the northeastern extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are causing challenging travel conditions. As a result, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Pennsylvania State Police have implemented a reduced speed limit of 45 mph in the area between Pocono Interchange (#95) and Clarks Summit Interchange (#131) beginning immediately.

The restrictions apply to both northbound and southbound traffic on this 36-mile stretch of the Turnpike. Turnpike maintenance crews are actively treating the roadway throughout the region and the Turnpike's Traffic Operations Center will continue to monitor the weather across the system. If conditions improve, the restrictions will be lifted at the suitable time.

Turnpike travelers can get up-to-date travel information by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users. To download the free app, visit