Safety Keys

Staying safe while traveling the PA Turnpike this summer may take some planning. If you are ever in need of emergency assistance while on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, please dial star (*) 11 from a cell phone to reach the operations center 24/7. If possible, please be ready to communicate your milepost (markers are every tenth of a mile along the shoulder) and the direction of travel to the dispatcher.

Emergencies

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Travel conditions

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  • Road conditions are constantly changing, so the PA Turnpike wants to make sure you are informed before you head out the door and while traveling.
  • The travel conditions map allows you to view current roadway conditions and advisories for the stretch of Turnpike on which you will be traveling.
  • Check our travel alerts Twitter feed for up to date traffic conditions information.
  • www.511PA.com is an interactive map with information on traffic conditions statewide.
  • Pay attention to any Dynamic Message Sign (DMS.) DMS are the large electronic message signs you see along the roadway and are used to warn motorists of approaching traffic congestion, accidents, weather alerts, safety messages and more.

Speed Limit at Toll Plazas

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  • All-Electronic Tolling is activated on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and motorists should not stop while traveling through an interchange.
  • But, while not stopping, you must still follow the posted toll plaza speed limit of 5 MPH for the safety of yourself, other motorists, and any employees that may be at the interchange.

Drive Safe Through Work Zones

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