Travel Advisory

    April 7, 2017


Pennsylvania Turnpike to Close Overnight April 9 between Mid-County and Quakertown
Seven-hour closure needed for beam erection.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed in both directions on April 9 from 12:01 to 7 a.m. between the Mid-County Interchange, Exit 20, Montgomery County, and the Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44, Bucks County.

The closure is necessary for the protection of motorists and workers so crews can safely erect bridge beams. The bridge, which carries Harleysville Pike over the Turnpike, crosses I-476 at milepost A33.88 in Bucks County.

Some single lane closures and traffic stoppages may occur April 8 during the night-time hours to prepare for the closure.

Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike personnel will be positioned at the impacted interchanges to assist drivers. Changeable message signs will also provide information on closures and detours.

Motorists are encouraged to plan travel accordingly. Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Southbound detour from Quakertown
Take State Route 663 north (3.4 miles) to U.S. Route 309 south. Take U.S. Route 309 south (24.1 miles). Reenter the PA Turnpike at the Fort Washington Interchange, Exit 339. 

Northbound detour from Mid-County
Take I-276 east (4.1 miles) to the Fort Washington Interchange, Exit 339. Take U.S. Route 309 north (24.7 miles) to State Route 663 south (3.4 miles). Reenter the PA Turnpike at the Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44.

Northbound detour from Fort Washington
Take State Route 309 north (24.7 miles) to State Route 663 south. Take State Route 663 south for 3.4 miles and reenter the PA Turnpike at the Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44.

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.)




CONTACT: Kathleen Walter
Phone: 610.313.6383