PA Turnpike ramps to be temporarily closed for installation of truck parking sensors

The intermittent closures begin on Thursday.

Ten service plaza entry and exit ramps are scheduled to be closed intermittently for the installation of truck parking sensors beginning this week. 

The intermittent closures will begin on Thursday, June 3rd and will continue through June 11th along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Pennsylvania. 

According to Fox 43 News, the 10 ramps will be closed for around an hour at a time between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. on specified days listed below:

  • Hickory Run Service Plaza (I-476 northbound and southbound at milepost 86.1): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Thursday, June 3.
  • Allentown Service Plaza (I-476 northbound and southbound at milepost 55.9): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday, June 4.
  • King of Prussia Service Plaza (I-276 westbound at milepost 328.4): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Saturday, June 5.
  • Valley Forge Service Plaza (I-76 eastbound at milepost 324.6): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Saturday, June 5.
  • Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza (I-76 westbound at milepost 304.8): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Sunday, June 6.
  • Bowmansville Service Plaza (I-76 eastbound at milepost 289.9): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Monday, June 7.
  • Lawn Service Plaza (I-76 westbound at milepost 258.8): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8.
  • Highspire Service Plaza (I-76 eastbound at milepost 249.7): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 9.
  • Blue Mountain Service Plaza (I-76 westbound at milepost 202.6): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between From 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Thursday, June 10.
  • Sideling Hill Service Plaza (I-76 westbound and eastbound at milepost 172.3): Closed for a maximum of 60 minutes between From 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday, June 11.

During these hour-long closures, the PA turnpike service plaza entry ramps will be closed to all traffic, but the exit ramps will remain open. However, during the last half hour of closures, the exit ramps will also be shut down to allow workers to install traffic detection sensors, and no one that is still inside of the service plaza will be able to leave the area until the installations are complete. 

These newly-installed sensors will be integral to the planned Truck Parking Management System, which will provide truckers with real-time truck parking data via digital signs along the freeways and third-party apps and trucking information systems.