June 24, 2021 News Release

PA Turnpike Preps for Placement of Temporary Bridge in Dauphin County at Milepost 250

Five-hour roadway closures to occur between Harrisburg East and Lebanon/Lancaster Interchanges


Harrisburg, PA The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) advises motorists that overnight on Sunday, June 27, its contractor will be placing a temporary, overhead bridge across I-76 at Milepost 250 in Dauphin County.

The temporary, overhead bridge placement is slated to occur at 12:01 a.m. through 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 27. During this time all eastbound and westbound traffic between the Harrisburg East Interchange and Lebanon Lancaster Interchange will be detoured.

A replacement bridge will be built along the existing bridge alignment. During construction of the new bridge, traffic will be maintained on the temporary bridge which is being erected to the east of the existing bridge. The necessary Turnpike closure will enable construction crews to safely move the temporary, overhead bridge into place.

Eastbound Detour

Motorists heading east during this time will exit at the Harrisburg East Interchange, Exit 247, and follow I-283 North to US 322 East to SR72 to the reenter the Turnpike at the Lancaster/Lebanon Interchange, Exit 266.

Westbound Detour

Motorists heading west during this time will exit at the Lebanon/Lancaster Interchange, Exit 266, and follow SR72 North to US 322 West to I-283 South to reenter the Turnpike at the Harrisburg East Interchange, Exit 247. 

The existing bridge, built in 1950, is a single span, rigid frame reinforced concrete bridge that is approximately 78 feet long with a cross section that is approximately 37 feet from parapet to parapet, including two travel lanes and a raised sidewalk. The replacement bridge is a two-span rolled steel girder structure that is 130 feet long with a cross section that will safely accommodate foot traffic. It is anticipated the new bridge will be completed fall 2022.

The bridge carries approximately 9,000 vehicles in daily traffic along State Route 441 (North Union Street) over the Turnpike in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County.

During Sunday’s closure, Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike personnel will be positioned at the impacted areas. Changeable message signs will also provide information on these closures. Motorists are encouraged to plan travel accordingly. Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions.

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:



  • 511PA Smartphone App: real-time, hands-free PA traffic advisories
  • Digital Message Signs: more than 100 boards along the Turnpike



  • 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)


Rosanne Placey
Phone: (717) 831-7507