Weekend Closure and Detours Slated Again for Dauphin and Lebanon Counties
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) remind 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, Aug. 24 to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Aug.25.
The weekend detours are needed to safely remove and replace the bridge beams at milepost 251. This is the second successive, weekend closure at these locations for work being done as part of PennDOT’s Route 283 project.
Throughout Saturday evening, announcements will be made inside the PA Turnpike service plazas to alert both east and westbound customers that they will not be able to exit at those interchanges after 11:30 p.m. Message boards will also be activated to alert motorists of any delays.
Detours are as follows:
Last weekend’s closure at these locations concluded almost three hours ahead of schedule. Motorists are advised to check one of these resources to keep apprised of all PA Turnpike road conditions and traffic alerts:
ON THE PA TURNPIKE
· 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)
ON THE WEB
· TRIPTalk — free, travel-alert smartphone app; download at https://www.paturnpike.com/travel/trip_talk.aspx
· Travel Conditions Map — live, interactive conditions map; view at https://www.paturnpike.com/webmap
|CONTACT:||Rosanne Placey (PTC), 717-831-7507
Mike Crochunis (PennDOT), 717-418-5017