September 22, 2017

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Close Overnight Sept. 24 between Lansdale and Quakertown

Six-hour closure needed for bridge work.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed in both directions on Sept. 24 from 12:01 to 6 a.m. between the Lansdale Interchange, Exit 31, Montgomery County, and the Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44, Bucks County.

The closure is necessary to protect travelers and workers so crews can set bridge beams. The bridge, which carries Harleysville Pike over the Turnpike, crosses I-476 at milepost A33.88 in Montgomery County.

At 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 24, all northbound traffic must exit at the Lansdale Interchange and southbound traffic will be diverted off at the Quakertown Interchange.  Some single-lane closures and traffic stoppages may occur Sept. 23 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. 

The PA Turnpike is in the process of decommissioning and removing all call boxes from the roadway due to a significant decline in use over recent years. Modern means like smart phones, make it safer for our motorists to communicate incidents safely from inside their vehicle.  To report an accident or other emergencies on the PA Turnpike, stay in your car and 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: Contact: Kathleen Walter, 610.313.6383/267.326.3856