May 31, 2017

PA Turnpike Advises Motorists of Possible Delays between Wyoming Valley and Keyser Avenue 

Traffic paces planned June 1 for bridge beam erection.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists travelling the Northeastern Extension (I-476) between the Wyoming Valley Interchange, Exit 115, and the Keyser Avenue Interchange, Exit 122, to expect possible delays due to intermittent traffic paces June 1 from 12:01 to 6:00 a.m.  

The paces are necessary for the protection of motorists and workers so crews can safely erect five bridge beams.  The bridge, which carries Main Street over the Turnpike, crosses I-476 at milepost A120.68 in Lackawanna County.  During the 30-minute paces, state police vehicles will restrict Turnpike traffic to a speed of 20-25 miles an hour allowing the contractor to erect the bridge beams. 

Single lane closures and traffic stoppages will occur May 31 during the night-time hours to prepare for the traffic paces.

Motorists in the area should be prepared for slow-moving traffic and possible stoppages. The Turnpike conducts pacing maneuvers in certain construction situations as an alternative to full roadway closures and detours.  Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions and other circumstances.

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

·        Waze  — a crowd-sourced navigation app that provides real-time traffic conditions with input from other drivers; download at


CONTACT: Kathleen Walter
610.313.6383 / 267.326.3856