Travel Advisory

CONTACT: Kathleen Walter
Phone: 610.313.6383
June 14, 2016

Southbound Pa. Turnpike Closing June 15 Between Clarks Summit, Keyser Avenue

The five-hour, early morning closure needed for roadway repair.



The Pennsylvania Turnpike advises motorists that the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) will be closed southbound on June 15 from 12:01 to 5 a.m. between Clarks Summit, Exit 131, and Keyser Avenue, Exit 122, in Luzerne County.

The closure is needed to allow crews to safely mill and pave the southbound lanes approaching the Clarks Summit Bridge at milepost 129. 

Some single-lane closures and traffic stoppages may occur during the nighttime hours on June 14 to prepare for the June 15 closure. 

Southbound Detour

Exit at Interstate 81 south and renter the Turnpike at the Wyoming Valley Interchange.

Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions. Changeable message signs along the Turnpike will also provide information.

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