New Castle News


April 26, 2013

Turnpike travelers to get the runaround Saturday

NEW CASTLE — The Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the New Castle and Cranberry exits Saturday night.

The section will be closed from midnight Saturday and until 4 a.m. Sunday.

The length of the detour is 44 miles.

Alternate-route cards will be available to exiting travelers at the interchanges during the closure. Expect higher traffic volumes on detour roads during the closure.

Message boards will be placed to inform customers of the closure, and Highway Advisory Radio broadcasts at station 1640 AM also are being used to inform travelers.

The closure is needed while crews remove the overhead bridge beams at milepost 22.6, where Wallace City Road crosses over the turnpike in New Sewickley, Beaver County. The bridge was closed to traffic March 18. A replacement bridge is scheduled for completion in fall 2013. Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions and other circumstances.

Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-8747 or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at

webmap. The Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users so they can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. To download the free app, visit

Exiting traffic will use these approved detours:


Exiting at New Castle

Toll I-376 west

State Route 422 east

I-79 south

Take exit 77 to re-enter the Turnpike (I-76) at Cranberry (Exit 28)



Exiting at Cranberry

I-79 north

State Route 422 west

Toll I-376 east

To the New Castle Interchange (Exit 10)



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