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October 10, 2012

Local E-Z Pass lanes to close for work

NEW CASTLE — Express E-ZPass lanes at the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Gateway Mainline Toll Plaza 2 in Lawrence County will close Thursday.

The closure — from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — will allow for needed maintenance, according to turnpike officials.

The work will be conducted if weather permits.

Message boards will be in place to alert motorists of the closure and direct them to where conventional lanes will be designated as E-ZPass only or cash only. Motorist should be aware that the designated E-ZPass lanes have a speed limit of 5 mph.

Travelers can get turnpike traffic alerts by calling (866) 976-TRIP or visiting the live travel conditions map online at www.paturnpike.com/webmap.

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