Milepost A48 - A53

Traveling Construction Milepost A48 - A53

Total Reconstruction Project

Project Overview and Schedule

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) plans to reconstruct and widen the Northeast Extension (I-476) from Milepost (MP) A48–A53. The project corridor traverses Lower and Upper Milford Townships, Borough of Emmaus, and Lower Macungie Township in Lehigh County.

The existing four-lane highway is 72 feet wide and will be widened and reconstructed to 122 feet wide. This new roadway will accommodate three 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, a 26-foot median, and 12-foot outside shoulders (see rendering below). The Design Team is currently developing design plans and coordinating studies in support of the environmental permitting process.  Below is the anticipated schedule.

As part of this multi-phase project, the PTC advanced two overhead bridges at Vera Cruz and Indian Creek Roads.  The Indian Creek Road Bridge is currently under construction with an estimated completion date of late 2024/early 2025. The Vera Cruz bridge was completed in 2023. See the Design & Construction page for more details.

The PTC will coordinate closely with PennDOT and local municipalities as the final design and construction progresses. The PTC's goal is to minimize disruption to local traffic.

Frequently visit this website to stay current on the progress made and the impacts this work may have on your travel on the Turnpike.

Please contact us if you have questions or concerns. Drive safely.
PTC MP A48-A53 Updated Schedule

Mainline Typical Sections      Before/After

The following display includes a visual depiction of the existing facility as it looks today and the widened roadway upon completion.

I476 Existing and Proposed Typical Section

Project Location Map

The following map shows the project limits and the location of the two overhead bridges. Click the following link for a printer-friendly PDF of this map Project Location Milepost A48 to A53 - Print PDF.

PTC MP A48-A53 Project Location Map

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