December 04, 2020 Travel Advisory

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Close Overnight Dec. 6 between Lansdale and Quakertown Interchanges

Overnight closure needed for bridge beam replacement and traffic switches on the Northeastern Extension.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed in both directions on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 12:01 a.m. to 6 a.m. between the Lansdale Interchange, Exit 31, Montgomery County, and the Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44, Bucks County, so crews can safely apply new pavement markings between mileposts A31 and A38 and install overhead bridge beams.  The bridge, which carries Upper Ridge Road over the Turnpike, is at milepost A40.13 in Bucks County.

Prior to the closure of I-476, there will be several traffic paces in the southbound direction on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. between the Quakertown and Lansdale interchanges so crews can prepare for the bridge work taking place Dec. 6.  Motorists should use caution and be prepared for slow or stopped traffic approaching this area in the southbound direction. 

Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike personnel will be positioned at the impacted areas to assist drivers. Digital message signs will also provide information on closures and detours. Motorists are encouraged to plan travel accordingly. Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Northbound Detour

Exit at the Lansdale Interchange, Exit 31. Turn left onto State Route 63 east (Sumneytown Pike). Take State Route 63 east to US Route 202 north to State Route 309 north to State Route 663 south. Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44.

Southbound Detour

Exit at the Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44. Turn left onto State Route 663 north (John Fries Highway). Take State Route 663 north to State Route 309 south to US Route 202 south to State Route 63 west.  Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the Lansdale Interchange, Exit 31.

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
  • Waze Smartphone App: real-time alerts from other drivers
  • 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)

Kathleen Walter, 267-326-3856