Kathy Liebler
                        Director of Public Information

C   O   M   M   I   S   S   I   O   N                N   E   W   S             R   E   L   E   A   S   E   

  Contact:    Kay Jenkins Rew, (610) 279-1645

January 11, 2000



Philadelphia, PA – The Pennsylvania Turnpike is advising motorists that beginning Thursday, January 13 through Friday, May 19 (24-hours a day) there will be narrow traffic lanes SOUTHBOUND ONLY, two miles north of the Mid-County Interchange on the Northeastern Extension due to construction relating to the Security Wall Pilot Project. Motorists are asked to slow down and use extra caution when entering the one-mile long construction area.


SmarTraveler provides up-to-the minute traffic and transit reports weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Construction and special event information is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Whether by phone or internet, SmarTraveler gives customers up-to-the minute traffic conditions and expected travel times and speeds on 40 major highway segments in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware; updates on SEPTA and New Jersey transit lines; and information on regional special events and construction projects. Phone (215) 567-5678. Dial #211 from any cellular phone (FREE call on CellularOne and Sprint PCS), or contact SmarTraveler on the internet at http://www.SmarTraveler.com.


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