65 Miles Of Pennsylvania Turnpike Will Close For 6 Hours This Weekend

Detour

Starting at 11 p.m. this Saturday, 65 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Cumberland County will close as crews demolish the Meadowbrook Road Bridge. It is expected to reopen at 5 a.m. on Sunday.

Authorities announced Thursday that the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be shut down between the Breezewood and Carlisle exits.

Detours Announced

Drivers heading west will take the following detour: Route 11 to Interstate 81 south into Maryland, where can get on Interstate 70 and follow it west to state Route 30. Drivers then reenter the Turnpike at Breezewood.

Eastbound drivers are told to exit at Breezewood, and will then take state Route 30 west to I-70, the follow I-70 east to I-80 north to state Route 11. Drivers can then reenter the Turnpike at the Carlisle interchange.

Detour to Add an Hour to Travel Time

Detours are expected to add about 41 miles and an extra hour to travel time. Turnpike officials considered shorter detours, but did not feel that they would be able to handle the volume of traffic expected. You can also get up to date information by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747).

Sources:
CBS Philly
PennLive