The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is planning to reconstruct approximately 3 miles of the PA Turnpike (Milepost 131 to 134) in Bedford County. Reconstruction includes widening of the Turnpike mainline, the replacement of two overhead bridges and two mainline culverts, construction of two new retaining walls, and construction of stormwater management basins. The full depth roadway reconstruction and widening begins at Milepost 130.5 (1.5 miles east of the Findley Street overhead bridge in New Baltimore) and continues to Milepost 133.8 (1.5 miles east of the Kegg Maintenance facility) in Juniata Township, Bedford County.
Upon completion of the full depth reconstruction project, the Turnpike will be widened to 122 feet. It will consist of 6 travel lanes (3 westbound and 3 eastbound) with a 26-foot median, and 12-foot outside shoulders. The overhead bridges at Cider Road East (Milepost 132.5) and Cider Road West (Milepost 130.9) have already been replaced.
No traffic detours are anticipated during the reconstruction project.
Completed Construction Contracts:
- Cider Road East Bridge Replacement (Juniata Township), Milepost 132.5 (Construction completed in 2012)
- Cider Road West Bridge Replacement (Juniata Township), Milepost 130.9 (Construction completed in 2013)
Two culverts on the mainline will be replaced as part of the total reconstruction project. The culverts are:
- Mainline culvert at Milepost 130.9
- Mainline culvert at Milepost 131.3
The project's Design Team continues to develop design plans in support of the environmental permitting process. Open House Plans Displays were held in October 2012 and June 2014 to introduce the Preliminary Design to the Public. The materials can be viewed on the Public Involvement page.