Turnpike closure Saturday night!

PA Turnpike Closing Overnight Aug. 17 Between New Stanton and Breezewood Interchanges

The PA Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the New Stanton, Exit #75, and Breezewood, Exit #161, interchanges starting at 11 p.m. on Aug. 17 until approximately 6 a.m. on Aug. 18, weather permitting.
The closure is needed for crews to safely remove the temporary bridge that carried traffic on North Center Avenue (Route 601) over the Turnpike at milepost 110 in Somerset while the construction of the new bridge was completed.
On Saturday evening, announcements will be made inside both the North and South Somerset services plazas and the North Midway Service Plaza to warn customers that they will not be permitted to continue driving after 11 p.m. on Aug. 17.

Motorists at New Stanton and Breezewood interchanges will be given these recommended detours:

Eastbound traffic will be exiting the Turnpike at the New Stanton Interchange and be given this suggested detour:
U.S. Route 119 North (.2 miles) to PA Turnpike Route 66 North (14.2 miles) to U.S. Route 22 East (63.7 miles) to I-99 South (30.4 miles) to U.S. Route 30 East (18.3 miles). Traffic will reenter the PA Turnpike at the Breezewood Interchange.

Westbound traffic will be exiting the Turnpike at the Breezewood Interchange and be given this suggested detour:
U.S. Route 30 West (18.7 miles) to I-99 North (30.1 miles) to U.S. Route 22 West (64.5 miles) to PA Turnpike 66 South (13.9). Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the New Stanton Interchange.

Note: Travelers will be permitted to enter the Turnpike eastbound at the Bedford Interchange, Exit #146, and motorists may enter the Turnpike going westbound at the Somerset Interchange, Exit #110 and also at the Donegal Interchange, Exit #91.

During the closure, expect higher traffic volumes on detour roads. Message boards will be in place to inform customers of the closure.