Travel Advisory

    April 25, 2019


Back-to-Back Weekend Detours Planned for Dauphin and Lebanon Counties


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) alert motorists traveling the PA Turnpike (I-76) this weekend, both eastbound and westbound in Dauphin and Lebanon counties, that detours will be in effect between Exit 247 (Harrisburg East) and Exit 266 (Lebanon-Lancaster). The closures will occur from 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 to 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 28. 

The closures will happen again the next weekend from 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 to 4 a.m. on Sunday, May 5.  

This work is being done as part of PennDOT’s SR 283 project. The weekend detours are needed to safely demolish the existing bridge beams (this weekend) and then to erect new bridge beams at milepost 251 (next weekend).

Detours are as follows:

  • Travelers heading east should take Exit 247 (Harrisburg East) to I-283 North to US 322 East to SR 72 South to return to Turnpike at Exit 266 (Lebanon-Lancaster).
  • Travelers heading west should take Exit 266 (Lebanon-Lancaster) to SR 72 North to US 322 West to I-283 South to return to Turnpike at Exit 247 (Harrisburg East).       

   Message boards will be activated to alert motorists of any delays. Motorists are advised to check one of these resources to learn about PA Turnpike road conditions and traffic alerts:


·        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: Rosanne Placey (PTC), 717-831-7507
Mike Crochunis (PennDOT), 717-418-5017 :