Travel Advisory

CONTACT: Kathleen Walter
Phone: 610.313.6383
May 31, 2016


Pa. Turnpike Closing Southbound Between Wyoming Valley and Pocono Interchanges
The four-hour closure needed to repair guide rail damaged in a traffic accident.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike advises motorists that a 10-mile stretch of the southbound Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) in Luzerne County between Wyoming Valley, Exit 115, and Pocono, Exit 95, will be closed from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on June 1. The closure is required to allow crews to safely repair guide rail that was damaged during a May 30 traffic accident.

Detour from Wyoming Valley

Take State Route 315 south to I-81 south to I-80 west. Reenter the Turnpike at the Pocono Interchange, Exit 95.

To report an accident or other emergencies on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 on your mobile phone. To learn more about PA Turnpike conditions or to contact us, use one of these resources:


  • Variable & Digital Message Signs — nearly 100 signs along the Turnpike

  • Highway Advisory Radio — 1640 AM (tune-in near interchanges)


  • Turnpike Roadway Information Program (toll-free) — 866-976-TRIP (8747)

  • Customer Assistance Center (toll-free) — 800-331-3414 (weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)


  • TRIPTalk — free, travel-alert smartphone app; download at

  • Travel Conditions Map — live, interactive conditions map; view at