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Contact: Renee Vid Colburn
Phone: 717.920.7507
January 31, 2013
Turnpike Motorists Should Expect Eastbound Delays Tonight between Ft. Washington and Willow Grove Interchanges

Emergency roadwork necessitates lane closures between mileposts 342.8 to 343 eastbound.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling eastbound on the PA Turnpike (I-276) between Ft. Washington (Exit #339) and Willow Grove (Exit #343) to expect delays starting at 7 p.m., Jan. 31 due to emergency roadwork.

New traffic patterns will be in place between mileposts 341 -343 to allow crews to apply new pavement markings in the area; line-painting attempted last night was ineffective due to weather conditions. A single lane pattern is being put into effect eastbound, closing the left and center lanes.

The pattern is expected to be lifted by 2 a.m., Feb. 1. Those drivers using the Turnpike should anticipate slow-moving or stopped traffic east of Ft. Washington and obey posted speed limits through the work zone until patterns are lifted. Motorists are encouraged to find alternative routes during these work hours.

Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts 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