New Castle News

September 7, 2013

Turnpike section closure planned

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania will close early Sunday.

The closure will halt traffic in both directions between the Butler Valley Interchange and the Allegheny Valley Interchange, or miles 39 to 48.

The closure early Sunday will run until 5 a.m.

The turnpike will post detours. Eastbound traffic can exit at the Butler Valley Interchange and follow Route 8 south. It can then take Route 28 north to Route 910 east. Then a left onto Freeport Road will take motorists to the Allegheny Valley Interchange.

Westbound traffic can take the same detour in the opposite direction.

The closure is needed for crews to erect new steel beams for the overhead bridge at milepost 44.3 where Route 910 crosses over the turnpike in Allegheny County.

In addition, eastbound traffic only will experience 20-minute intermittent paces between 10 p.m. Monday and 5 a.m. Tuesday while crews set the connector bridge beams on the eastbound side of the bridge.