Turnpike delays scheduled
March 4, 2013
Pennsylvania Turnpike traffic will be slowed to a crawl Tuesday and Thursday for two hours each day between the Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley exits due to construction, according to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The intermittent, 20-minute traffic “paces” are an alternative to road closures and detours. The first pace, for eastbound travelers, will take place between mileposts 35 and 45 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesday. The second pace, for westbound travelers, will take place between mileposts 50 and 43 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday. During the paces, state police vehicles will restrict traffic to about 25 mph, allowing the contractor time to work on the Route 910 overhead bridge at milepost 44.3. The work is needed to accommodate the widening and reconstruction of the turnpike from milepost 40 to 48. Over the next six years, six overhead bridges will be replaced and the turnpike will be reconstructed and widened between the Butler Valley Interchange, Exit 39, and Allegheny Valley Interchange, Exit 48, in Allegheny County. For information, visit www.mp40-48construction.com.