Turnpike Restrictions from PennDOT

Restrictions on most interstates beginning at 8 PM.

PennDOT is imposing a ban on empty straight CDL-weighted trucks, tractors hauling double trailers, tractors hauling empty trailers, trailers pulled by passenger vehicles or pick-up trucks, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, or RVs, on:

–       Interstate 476 between the Turnpike and Interstate 95.

–       Interstate 76 across the state, which includes the Schuylkill Expressway and the East-West Turnpike mainline.

–       Interstates 276 and 476, a portion of the mainline Turnpike in southeastern Pennsylvania and the entire Northeastern Extension.

–       Interstate 176 (entire length)

–       Interstate 95 (entire length)

–       Interstate 78 (entire length)

–       Interstate 80 from the New Jersey line to the junction with Interstate 81.

–       Interstate 81 from the Maryland line to the junction with Interstate 80.

–       Interstate 99 (entire length)

–       Interstate 79 from the Turnpike to Interstate 80.

In addition, also beginning at 8 PM, a full ban on commercial vehicles will be imposed on:

–       Interstate 70, from the Maryland line to the Turnpike.

–       Interstate 83 (entire length)

–       Interstate 84 (entire length)

–       Interstate 380 (entire length)

A commercial vehicle is defined as a vehicle used for commerce and meets one of the following conditions:

–       Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 17,001 pounds or more, whichever is greater.

–       Is designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation.

–       Is designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers, including the driver, and is not used to transport passengers for compensation.

–       Is a school bus.

–       Is transporting hazardous materials which is required to be placarded in accordance with Department regulations.

Check www.511PA.com.