Travel Advisory

    February 27, 2020


PA Turnpike Advises Fuel Will Not Be Available at Allentown Service Plaza Starting March 2


The PA Turnpike Commission advises that gas and diesel fuel will not be available at the Allentown Service Plaza in Lehigh County, for motorists travelling northbound and southbound, from 7 a.m. Monday, March 2 through May 21.

For 10 weeks, the Turnpike’s fuel provider 7-Eleven will be replacing the underground fuel tanks, fuel lines and installing new fuel dispensers at the plaza’s fuel pumps.

Motorists should not stop for fuel at the Allentown Service Plaza.  During this 10-week period, northbound motorists should travel to the Hickory Run Service Plaza for fuel, approximately 43 miles north of the Allentown Service Plaza.  Southbound motorists should travel to the next exit off the Turnpike for fuel.

The plaza will be open to customers and all other services will be available inside the plaza, including the restaurants, restrooms and convenient store. Motorists should enter and exit the plaza with caution, paying attention to the work zone area.

For more information on Turnpike service plazas, visit

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: Kathleen Walters 
Phone: 610.313.6383