Travel Advisory

CONTACT: Mimi Doyle
Phone: 610.313.6383
June 18,2015


Portion of Northeastern Extension (I-476) to Close Overnight June 21

Six-hour closure needed for bridge work between Lansdale and Quakertown interchanges.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission cautions motorists that a 13-mile stretch of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed in both directions for six hours overnight on June 21 between the Lansdale (Exit #31) and Quakertown (Exit #44) interchanges. The closure is necessary for the protection of motorists and workers during the erection of bridge beams on the overhead bridge that carries Clump Road in Salford Township over I-476 in Montgomery County.

At 12:01 a.m. June 21, southbound traffic will be diverted off at the Quakertown Interchange and northbound traffic will exit at the Lansdale Interchange. Motorists wishing to travel north from the Mid-County Interchange or the east/west Turnpike mainline will be directed to exit I-476 at Lansdale. The Northeastern Extension will reopen to traffic by 6 a.m.

Prior to the detour, at 11 p.m. on June 20, traffic in both directions will be reduced to one-lane between milepost A34.7 – A38.2 until 8 a.m. on June 21.


Traveling southbound on I-476 — Exit at Quakertown Interchange (Exit #44). Turn left onto State Route 663 north (John Fries Hwy). Take State Route 663 north to State Route 309 south to US Route 202 south to State Route 63 west. This will bring you to the Lansdale Interchange (#31). Detour signs with purple arrows will be along the detour route guiding motorists to the Lansdale Interchange (#31).

Traveling northbound on I-476 — Exit at Lansdale Interchange (Exit #31). Turn left onto State Route 63 east (Sumneytown Pike). Take State Route 63 east to US Route 202 north to State Route 309 north to State Route 663 south. This will bring you to the Quakertown Interchange (#44). Detour signs with pink arrows will be along the detour route guiding motorists to the Quakertown Interchange (#44).

Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike personnel will be positioned at the Lansdale and Quakertown interchanges to assist motorists. Alternate route cards will be available in the cash lanes and include information to access a survey and provide feedback about the pink and purple directional signs posted along the detour route. Changeable message signs will also provide updated information regarding closures and detours. Motorists are encouraged to plan travel accordingly. For emergencies, dial *11 on your mobile phone.

For more information visit the project website: In case of inclement weather, the closure will be rescheduled for July 12.

Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747), tuning to radio 1640 AM or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Pa. Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users so they can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. To download the free app, visit