Media & Public Relations

Contact: Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: 717.645.3502
January 2, 2013
Pa. Turnpike Traffic Alert for Kittatinny/Blue Mountain Tunnels

Trucks and buses traveling eastbound need to use the left lane through tunnels.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is restricting commercial traffic between milepost 195 and milepost 202 eastbound. The restriction now in effect requires trucks and buses to use the left lane only while traveling in this area which includes both the Kittatinny and Blue Mountain tunnels. The right lane will remain open to non-commercial vehicles.

The restriction is being implemented for safety reasons and will be in effect until further notice.

Turnpike motorists will be alerted about the restrictions via Variable Message Signs, Highway Advisory Radio station 1640 AM, and the Turnpike web site,