CONTACT: Mimi Doyle
Phone: 610.313.6383


Date: September 2, 2015


Pa. Turnpike Anticipates Heavy Traffic on I-476 at Mid-County
Southbound Express E-ZPass lanes to be closed September 8 for routine maintenance.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling southbound on the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) to be prepared for slow-moving or stopped traffic approaching the Mid-County Interchange (Exit #20) due to the Express E-ZPass lanes being closed at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 for routine maintenance.

Conventional E-ZPass and cash lanes will remain open for traffic exiting the Turnpike system to continue southbound on the Blue Route to I-76 and I-95. Customers exiting the Northeastern Extension at the ramp to enter I-276 westbound may also experience delays.

The closure will allow the Turnpike to perform routine maintenance on the electronic tolling equipment. The southbound Express E-ZPass Lanes will be reopened to traffic by 3 p.m.

If the Turnpike's Highway Advisory Radio is activated, as indicated by yellow flashing lights, please tune to Radio 1640 AM for updates. For emergencies, please dial *11 on your mobile phone.

Weather could delay or cancel this closure. Turnpike travelers can get up-to-date 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