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Renee Vid Colborn
June 24, 2014
Pa. Turnpike's Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza Reopens

Updated facility has new food selections, more food court seating.
WALLACE TOWNSHIP, PA. (JUNE 24, 2014) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced today that another service plaza has been renovated and reopened for business. The Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza — located westbound at milepost 304 in Chester County — had been closed since January; it recently reopened, and the PTC held a ribbon cutting event today to mark the official opening.

The rebuilt Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza has a food-court with added seating, more food selections and contemporary restroom facilities. The plaza's concessions include Starbucks, Roy Rogers and a PZA, an Italian eatery. The plaza also features a Sunoco A-Plus convenience store under the same roof with an all-new fueling area.
"We are pleased to unveil yet another modernized service plaza for our customers," said Turnpike Chief Operating Officer Craig Shuey. "Since we opened the first new Turnpike plaza at Oakmont-Plum five years ago, we’ve heard favorable customer reviews, and we’re sure visitors will appreciate this expansive, well-designed facility as well."
The plaza overhauls were made possible by a 30-year, public-private redevelopment initiative launched in 2006 when the Turnpike finalized agreements with Bethesda, Md.-based HMSHost Corp. and Sunoco Inc. of Philadelphia. Under the contracts, HMSHost Corp. committed $100 million to rebuild 17 plazas, and Sunoco is investing $70 million to redevelop the service stations and convenience stores.
With the completion of Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza, 15 of 17 service plazas have been reconstructed. The two plazas yet to be rebuilt are North Midway in Bedford County and Valley Forge in Chester County. North Midway is scheduled to close in September and reopen in May 2015; Valley Forge is scheduled to close in early 2015 and reopen in the fall of 2015.
Customers can download a free Service Plaza reference booklet from the Pa. Turnpike's website at