Kathy Liebler
                        Director of Public Information

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         Contact: Patricia L. Bodack (412) 925-5018                                May 9, 1997


       Harrisburg, PA - Traffic to be stopped in Westmoreland County. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is advising motorists of intermittent traffic stoppages, weather permitting, at milepost 76.1 between the New Stanton (Exit 8) and Donegal (Exit 9) Interchanges. Traffic will be stopped between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. on each of the following days: Wednesday, May 14; Thursday, May 15; Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20, 1997. The stoppages will last no longer than 15 minutes each and will affect all lanes of traffic for both east and westbound travelers. Motorists are encouraged to check variable message signs (vms) currently in place, advising travelers of delays. Traffic must be stopped for the removal of the bridge running over the Turnpike at milepost 76.1.


         P.O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676         Phone: (717) 939-9551         Fax: (717) 986-9649