April 12, 2021

Traffic Restrictions for PA Turnpike’s Kittatinny/Blue Mountain Tunnels in Franklin County

Traffic shifts needed for preventative maintenance in the tunnels.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike alerts motorists approaching the Kittatinny and Blue Mountain tunnels of traffic shifts slated to begin at 8:45 a.m. on April 13 until 1:30 p.m., and at again at 8:45 a.m. on April 14 through 1:30 p.m. The tunnels are located in Franklin County between the Willow Hill Exit #189 and Blue Mountain Exit #201.  

On April 13, between 8:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the eastbound tunnel lanes will be closed, and traffic will crossover to the westbound tunnel which will be bi-directional. The westbound tunnels will be closed on April 14, 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and traffic will crossover to the eastbound tunnel which will be bi-directional. This work will be weather permitting, April 15 will be utilized if work needs to be canceled due to weather.

Motorists should slow down to posted speed limits when entering the traffic shifts into the tunnels.

The closures are needed for the normal maintenance of the tunnels.

To report an accident or other emergency on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 via mobile phone. To learn more about PA Turnpike conditions or to contact us, use one of these resources:



  • 511: Dial from any PA roadway for local travel information.
  • 1-877-736-6727 for Customer Service.
CONTACT: Rosanne Placey

Phone: 717-675-4362