PA Turnpike closing overnight between Breezewood and New Stanton interchanges
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that an 86-mile stretch of the turnpike will be closed in both directions overnight starting at 11 p.m. on August 14 between the New Stanton, Exit 75, and Breezewood, Exit 161, interchanges. The roadway will reopen at approximately 6 a.m. on August 15.
The closure is necessary for crews to erect bridge beams for the replacement of Country Ridge Road bridge which carries traffic over the turnpike at milepost 144.85 in Bedford Twp., Bedford County.
Motorists at the Breezewood and New Stanton interchanges will be provided suggested detour routes.
Westbound Traffic Detour
Exit at the Breezewood Interchange, Exit 161. Follow U.S. Route 30 west (18.7 miles). Follow I-99 north (30.1 miles). Follow U.S. Route 22 west (64.5 miles). Follow PA Toll Route 66 south (13.9 miles). Reenter the PA Turnpike at the New Stanton Interchange, Exit 75.
Eastbound Traffic Detour
Exit at the New Stanton Interchange, exit 75. Follow U.S. Route 66 Business north (0.2 miles). Follow PA Toll Route 66 north (14.2 miles). Follow U.S. Route 22 east (63.7 miles). Follow I-99 south (30.4 miles). Follow U.S. Route 30 east (18.3 miles). Reenter the PA Turnpike at Breezewood Interchange, Exit 161.
The more than 100-mile detour is needed to safely accommodate the diverted traffic volumes. Motorists should plan accordingly.
Vehicles will be permitted to enter the turnpike at Somerset, Exit 110, and Donegal, Exit 91, interchanges and travel westbound. Vehicles will also be permitted to enter the turnpike at Bedford Interchange, Exit 146, and travel eastbound.
Motorists should expect higher traffic volumes on detour roads during the closure. Message boards will be placed to inform customers of the closure.
Prior to the closure information will be posted, and announcements will be made at both the North Midway Service Plaza in Bedford County and the South Somerset Service Plaza in Somerset County warning customers of the closure. If customers remain in those service plazas after 11 p.m. on August 14, they will be required to stay until the road reopens.
To report an accident or other emergency on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 via mobile phone. To learn more about PA Turnpike conditions, use one of these resources:
ON THE TURNPIKE
- 511PA Smartphone App: real-time, hands-free PA traffic advisories
- Digital Message Signs: more than 100 boards along the Turnpike
ON THE WEB
- Turnpike Travel Conditions Map: live, interactive map
- 511: dial from any PA roadway for local travel information
- Pennsylvania Turnpike Customer Assistance Center: 1-800-331-3414, Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (Outside U.S., please call 717-831-7601)