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July 24, 2014
Placement of Overhead Sign Structures to Close Southbound Interstate 476 on July 27

Northeastern Extension to be closed for six hours between Lansdale and Mid-County.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission cautions motorists that an 11-mile stretch of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed southbound for six hours July 27 between the Lansdale (Exit #31) and Mid-County (Exit #20) interchanges. The closure is necessary for the protection of motorists and workers during the installation of three permanent overhead sign structures to be located at milepost A20.6, A21.1 and A22.3 in Montgomery County.
At 12:01 a.m., July 27, southbound traffic will be diverted off at the Lansdale Interchange. By 6 a.m. the detour will be lifted and the Northeastern Extension reopened to traffic.
Northbound I-476 will remain open to motorists traveling from the east/west Turnpike mainline or the Mid-County Interchange.

Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike personnel will be positioned at the Lansdale Interchange to assist motorists. Travelers can tune to radio 1640 AM for detour information and traffic conditions or call the Turnpike Roadway Information line at 866.976.8747. Changeable message signs will also provide updated information regarding closures and detours. Motorists are encouraged to plan accordingly. For emergencies, dial *11 on your mobile phone.
• Traveling southbound on I-476 — Exit at Lansdale Interchange (#31)
. Turn left onto Sumneytown Pike. At the second light, turn left onto Forty Foot Road (State Route 63-east). Travel 1.5 miles and turn right onto Welsh Road (State Route 63-east) to U.S. Route 309-south to re-enter the Turnpike at the Fort Washington Interchange. Travel east on the Pa. Turnpike (I-276) to get to Philadelphia and New Jersey. Travel west on the Pa. Turnpike (I-276) to get to Harrisburg and points west. Motorists bound for I-476 south (Blue Route) to I-76 and I-95 should also follow the Turnpike westbound from Fort Washington, exiting the Turnpike at the Mid-County Interchange (Exit #20) to continue southbound on I-476.

For more information visit the project website: In case of inclement weather, the closure will be rescheduled on Aug. 10 with times and detours still applicable.
Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online 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