May 5, 2017

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Close Overnight May 7 between Lansdale and Quakertown

Six-hour closure needed for bridge beam removal.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed in both directions on May 7 from 12:01 to 6 a.m. between the Lansdale Interchange, Exit 31, Montgomery County, and the Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44, Bucks County.

Beams from the bridge, which carries Trumbauersville Road over the Turnpike, and crosses I-476 at milepost A40.88 in Bucks County, will be removed. The closure is necessary for the protection of motorists and workers so crews can safely remove six bridge beams.

Some single lane closures and traffic stoppages may occur May 6 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 to State Route 309 south to U.S. Route 202 to State Route 63 west. Reenter the PA Turnpike at the Lansdale Interchange, Exit 31.

Northbound detour from Lansdale:

Take State Route 63 east to U.S. Route 202 north to State Route 309 north to State Route 663 south. 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.)




Kathleen Walter
610.313.6383 / 267.326.3856