Travel Advisory

CONTACT: Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: 717-831-7505 
October 9, 2015

Express E-ZPass Lanes Closing on Mon Fayette Expressway in Allegheny County
Work to upgrade the E-ZPass system scheduled to begin Oct. 12

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling Turnpike 43 that the northbound and southbound Express E-ZPass lanes at the M52 Mainline Toll Plaza in Allegheny County between Exit 48 (Finleyville) and Exit 54 (PA Rt. 51/Jefferson Hills) will be closed starting Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. The lanes will reopen in November before the Thanksgiving holiday. The closure is needed for an overall update to the electronic toll equipment that includes replacing the camera system and other lane equipment – all which will need to be tested once installed.

Only E-ZPass customers use these lanes where travel is permitted at highway speeds. E-ZPass customers can still pay electronically via the conventional E-ZPass lanes on the right side of the plaza. Conventional lanes are designated as E-ZPass Only or Cash Only. Motorists should be aware that the conventional

E-ZPass lanes have a speed limit of 5 mph.


The upgrade work at this toll plaza will proceed as weather permits. Turnpike Message Boards will be in place to alert motorists of the closure.

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 about Turnpike traffic conditions to iPhone and Android users, so they can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. To download the free app, visit