Milepost A38-A44 Total Reconstruction

Milepost A38-A44 Total Reconstruction

Total reconstruction and widening

Travel Advisories

Full Ramp Closure Scheduled July 31-September 30 at Lansdale Interchange

Two-month-long southbound ramp closure needed for planned construction

July 28, 2023 – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on State Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) that the southbound-only entrance ramp to the Northeastern Extension (I-476) at Lansdale Interchange, Exit 31A, Montgomery County, will be closed from July 31 to approximately September 30.

During the entrance ramp closure, motorists should utilize the conventional toll plaza lanes from State Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) to access the PA Turnpike (I-476) in the southbound direction.

The two-month-long closure is part of a PennDOT project that includes reconstruction and reconfiguration of the southbound-only entrance ramp. Once the road work is completed, it will allow for a second left turn from State Route 63 east (Sumneytown Pike) to the I-476 southbound ramp (Lansdale Interchange, Exit 31A).

Changeable message signs will also provide information. Motorists are encouraged to plan travel accordingly. Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions.

Project Overview

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Read About Ongoing I-476 Bridge Construction in the Poconos

Construction began in April 2022 for the total reconstruction and widening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeastern Extension (I-476) north of Clump Road (milepost A38) to the Quakertown Interchange (MP 44). The existing four-lane highway (74' wide) will be reconstructed to accommodate six 12-foot travel lanes with 12-foot left and right shoulders and a 2' median barrier (122' wide). The project will also include the removal and replacement of five mainline bridges. The project corridor traverses Salford Township in Montgomery County and West Rockhill and Milford Townships in Bucks County.

The project also includes the replacement of the following bridges over the Turnpike, prior to the Turnpike widening.

  • Upper Ridge Road Bridge (State Route 4033)
    Construction completed – new bridge open to traffic as of 6/30/2021
  • Trumbauersville Road Bridge (State Route 4051)
    Construction completed – new bridge open to traffic as of 11/22/2017

Typical Roadway Sections

diagram of typical roadway sections before and after project

At project completion, the section will consist of 6 travel lanes (3 westbound and 3 eastbound), with a 26-foot median, and 12-foot outside shoulders.

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Project Schedule

Construction Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

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