CONTACT: Renee Vid Colborn
Phone: 717-831-7507
July 23, 2014
Pa. Turnpike to Close Between Harrisburg East and Harrisburg West Interchanges

Four-hour closure on July 27 needed for erection of overhead sign in York County.

A five-mile section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between the Harrisburg East Interchange (#247) and the Harrisburg West Interchange (#242) starting just after midnight to 4 a.m. on July 27. The closure is needed to safely allow crews to erect an overhead sign spanning the entire width of the turnpike at milepost 243.7 in Fairview Township, York County.

The recommended detour for westbound motorists is:

Exit at Harrisburg East Interchange; take I-283 north to I-83 south and reenter at Harrisburg West Interchange.

The recommended detour for eastbound motorists is:

Exit at Harrisburg West Interchange; take I-83 north to I-283 south and reenter at Harrisburg East Interchange.

Alternate-route cards will be available to exiting travelers, who should expect higher traffic volumes on the detour roads during the closure. Signs will be in place informing customers of the closure, and Highway Advisory Radio broadcasts at station 1640 AM also are being used to inform travelers.

Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions and other circumstances.

The signs being installed are full-color dynamic message sign (DMS) to alert turnpike motorists of traffic conditions. The PTC will be finished installing all full-color DMS between the Carlisle and Lebanon-Lancaster interchanges this weekend.

Turnpike motorists can get up-to-date travel conditions by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747). For a snapshot of conditions across the Turnpike, visit the Interactive Travel Map at 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