May 06, 2022 Travel Advisory

PA Turnpike to Close Overnight May 8 between Morgantown and Downingtown Interchanges

PA Turnpike to Close Overnight May 8 between Morgantown and Downingtown Interchanges

Closure needed for overhead bridge beam removal in Chester County.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike advises motorists that I-76 will be closed in both directions on Sunday, May 8 from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. between the Morgantown Interchange, Exit 298, Berks County, and the Downingtown Interchange, Exit 312, Chester County.

The closure is necessary for the protection of motorists and workers so crews can safely remove overhead bridge beams. The bridge, which carries Bulltown Road over the Turnpike, is at milepost 302.81 in Chester County.

During this road closure, the ramps at The Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza, located westbound at milepost 304.8, will also be closed to all traffic. Motorists will not be able to exit the service plaza during this time. Visitors that do not exit the service plaza prior to the start of this road closure will have to remain in the service plaza until the work is completed and the ramps are reopened to traffic. 

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

Eastbound Detour:

Take State Route 10 South (1 mile), to State Route 23 East (12.5 miles), to State Route 100 South (9 miles).  Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the Downingtown Interchange, Exit 312.

Westbound Detour:

Take State Route 100 North (9 miles), to State Route 23 West (12.5 miles), to State Route 10 North (1 mile).  Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the Morgantown Interchange, Exit 298.         

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:







Media contact: Kathleen Walter, 267.326.3856