May 9, 2014

Governor Corbett to Break Ground, Celebrate Start of Next Section of PA Turnpike’s Southern Beltway

Passage of Transportation Plan, Act 89 Was Key to Project Moving Forward
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett will join Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chairman William K. Lieberman, lawmakers and other officials at a ground breaking ceremony to mark the start of a $14 million project on the Turnpike's Southern Beltway (Turnpike Route 576). This project includes construction of dual-bridges to carry the Southern Beltway over U.S. Route 22 and is the first, critical step in allowing the roadway to eventually connect to I-79 near McDonald, Pa. in Allegheny County.

The event will be held on the closed westbound lanes of the Southern Beltway near U.S. Route 22 in Bulger, Pa., Washington County.

Monday, May 12, 2:30 p.m.

Turnpike Route 576, closed westbound lanes, just off U.S. Rt. 22 in Bulger, Pa.

From I-376 East take the U.S. Rt. 22/U.S. Rt. 30 Exit (Weirton) for approximately 10 miles to Turnpike 576. Go through the toll booth, media will be directed to the event parking area.  

Editor’s Note:

The event is outdoors, appropriate attire and footwear is recommended.  

Media contact:    
Steve Chizmar, Governor's Office, 717-783-1116
Renee Vid Colborn, Turnpike, 717-831-7507 or 717-645-3502
Lisa Yackovich, Turnpike, 724-755-5261