|Pennsylvania Turnpike to Close March 16 Between Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley Exits
Five-hour, overnight closure necessary for overhead bridge beam removal.
| The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) alerts motorists that the Turnpike (I-76) will be closed in both directions between the Butler Valley Interchange (Exit #39) and Allegheny Valley Interchange (Exit #48) starting at 11:59 p.m. on March 15 until 6:00 a.m., March 16. Drivers exiting at these interchanges should use the following approved detours:
EASTBOUND TRAFFIC Exiting at Butler Valley Interchange
Follow State Route 8 south (10 miles)
Left ramp to State Route 28 north (7.5 miles)
Exit 11 to State Route 910 east (0.2 miles)
Left onto Freeport Road to Allegheny Valley Interchange (0.7 miles)
WESTBOUND TRAFFIC Exiting at Allegheny Valley Interchange
Follow Freeport Road south (0.7 miles)
Right to State Route 910 west (0.5 miles)
Take ramp to State Route 28 south (7.5 miles)
Take ramp to State Route 8 north to Butler Valley Interchange (10 miles)
Alternate-route cards will be available to exiting travelers at the Butler Valley and Allegheny Valley interchanges during the closure. Expect higher traffic volumes on detour roads during this time. Message boards will be in place to inform customers of the closure and Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) broadcasts on station 1640 AM also are being used to inform travelers.
The closure is needed while crews from the general contractor, Lane Construction Corporation, complete the bridge beam removal of the existing bridge that carries Gibsonia Road (S.R. 910) over the Turnpike at milepost 42.65. The replacement project is scheduled for completion by December 2014.
The bridge replacements are early action projects needed to accommodate the future total reconstruction of the Turnpike from milepost 40 to 48. Two bridges (Middle Road and Gibsonia Road) have been replaced and opened to traffic since work began in early 2013. Over the next four years, three 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 www.paturnpike.com/webmap. The Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users so they can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. To download the free app, visit www.paturnpike.com/triptalk.