Traffic alert for the Turnpike

cone lara3PA Turnpike WESTBOUND – right lane is closed near milepost 130 in Bedford County between the Bedford Interchange, Exit 146, and the Somerset Interchange, Exit 110. Turnpike officials say to expect delays of an HOUR. So you may want to allow extra time…or exit at Breezewood or Bedford. Route 30 west is an alternate for passenger cars and light trucks.

The closure is so emergency repairs can be made to the bridge carrying Turnpike traffic over State Route 3012. The work is expected to be completed by 10 tomorrow morning.   Motorists traveling westbound on the Turnpike should stay alert for heavy congestion with slow-moving or stopped traffic; the single-lane pattern begins at milepost 132 and continues more than 2.5 miles west to milepost 129.5. Motorists are urged to obey posted speed limits and use extra caution when approaching the area.