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February 10, 2014
Pa. Turnpike Announces Traffic Paces between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley Exits

The Pennsylvania Turnpike alerts motorists traveling westbound between Butler Valley (Exit #39) and Allegheny Valley (Exit #48) interchanges of a 20-minute traffic pace scheduled to occur on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 at 3 a.m. each morning. There will be a similar eastbound pace occurring on Feb. 19 and Feb. 20 at 3 a.m.

During each 20-minute pace, a state police vehicle will restrict Turnpike traffic to a speed of 20-25 miles an hour allowing the contractor, Lane Construction, to begin bridge beam removal for the overhead bridge at milepost 42.65 where State Route 910 crosses over the Turnpike. The traffic paces are needed to protect the safety of motorists and workers.  This bridge was closed to local traffic on Feb. 3.

Motorists in the area should be prepared for slow-moving traffic and possible intermittent stoppages. The Turnpike conducts pacing maneuvers in certain construction situations as an alternative to full roadway closures and detours.  Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions.

The bridge replacements are early action projects needed to accommodate the future total reconstruction of Turnpike from milepost 40 to 48. Two bridges (Middle Road and Gibsonia Road) have already been replaced and opened to traffic since work began in early 2013. Rich Hill Road Bridge is currently under construction with a completion date of May 2014. Over the next five years, two additional bridges in the area will be replaced and the mainline will be reconstructed and widened between the Butler Valley Interchange and Allegheny Valley Interchange.  For more information on this project please visit

Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at