Travel Advisory

Phone: 724.755.5260
June 23, 2015

Pa. Turnpike to Close June 28 Between Beaver Valley and New Castle Interchanges
Five-hour closure needed for overhead bridge removal.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) advises motorists that the Turnpike will be closed on June 28 in both directions between the Beaver Valley Interchange (Exit #13) and the New Castle Interchange (Exit #10) for bridge work.

Starting at midnight on June 28, traffic will be diverted off the Turnpike at both interchanges with the following detours in effect:

Detour for westbound traffic exiting at Beaver Valley Interchange: Take State Route 18 north (.3 miles) to State Route 351 west (3.3 miles) to re-enter at New Castle Interchange.

Detour for eastbound traffic exiting at New Castle Interchange: Go straight for 1 mile to State Route 351 and take State Route 351 east (2 miles) to State Route 18 south (1.5 miles) to re-enter the Turnpike at the Beaver Valley Exit.

The Turnpike will reopen at 5 a.m. to traffic in both directions.

Alternate-route cards will be available to travelers exiting each interchange during the closure. Expect higher traffic volumes on the detour roads at this time. Message boards will be placed to inform customers and Highway Advisory Radio broadcasts at station 1640 AM will also be used.

This closure is necessary to allow crews to remove the overhead railroad bridge at milepost 12.63. This early-action bridge work is part of the future Beaver River Bridge replacement project. For more information about this construction project visit the Turnpike website at

Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) 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