Travel Advisory

    June 16, 2017


PA Turnpike Closing Between Beaver Valley and New Castle Interchanges June 18
Overnight closure needed for overhead bridge work.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) advises motorists that the Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the Beaver Valley Interchange, Exit #13, and the New Castle Interchange, Exit #10, for approximately five hours on June 18 beginning at midnight. The closure is needed to allow crews to safely erect bridge beams for the new overhead bridge carrying Norwood Road over the Turnpike at milepost 12.58.

Beginning at 12:01 a.m., traffic will be diverted off the Turnpike at both interchanges with the following detours in effect: 

Detour for westbound traffic exiting at Beaver Valley Interchange:  State Route 18 north (.3 miles) to State Route 351 west (3.3 miles) to Toll 376 east to reenter the mainline Turnpike at New Castle Interchange.

Detour for eastbound traffic exiting at New Castle Interchange: Stay straight onto State Route 351 (1 mile) to State Route 351 east (2 miles) to State Route 18 south (1.5 miles) to reenter the mainline Turnpike at the Beaver Valley Interchange.

Turnpike maintenance personnel will have alternate-route cards available to travelers exiting each interchange during the closure. Expect higher traffic volumes on the detour roads at this time. Message boards will be in place to inform customers of the closure. This work will proceed weather permitting.

This early-action bridge work is part of the future widening and reconstruction of the Beaver River Bridge between mileposts 12 and 14.  For more information about this construction project visit the Turnpike website at

To report an accident or other emergency on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 via 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: Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: 724.755.5206