Bridge Beam Work to Close Northeastern Extension Overnight on Nov. 23
Southbound I-476 will be shut down for six hours between Lansdale and Mid-County.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission cautions motorists that the Northeastern Extension (I-476 southbound only) will be closed for six hours on Nov. 23 between the Lansdale (Exit #31) and Mid-County (Exit #20) interchanges. The closure is necessary for the protection of motorists and workers during the erection of concrete beams for a bridge that carries Bustard Road over the Turnpike at milepost A29.6 in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County.
At 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 23, all southbound traffic will be diverted off at the Lansdale Interchange. The Northeastern Extension will reopen to traffic by 6 a.m.
Northbound I-476 will remain open to traffic traveling north from the Mid-County Interchange or the east/west Turnpike mainline.
Prior to the shut-down on Nov. 22, motorists traveling in both directions on I-476 should be prepared for a right lane closure southbound (9 p.m. – 9 a.m.) and a left lane closure northbound (10 p.m. – 7 a.m.) between mileposts A26.0 – A30.0. The speed limit will be posted at 40 mph until the patterns are lifted. Construction-zone speed limits are enforceable and fines will be increased.
The overhead bridge construction is part of the Turnpike’s $198 million total reconstruction and six-lane widening project between mileposts A26 – A31.
Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike personnel will be positioned at the Lansdale Interchange to assist customers with directions. Motorists 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.
For more information visit www.paturnpike.com/constructionprojects/mpA20toA31or call the project hotline at 1-877-855-2545. In case of inclement weather, the closure will be rescheduled for Dec. 6-7 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 www.paturnpike.com/webmap. The Pa. 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.