Northbound Pa. Turnpike repair to begin Monday

    Oh, well, maybe it’s good that the skiing season is nearing an end. Because it’s going to become harder next week to get from Philadelphia to the Poconos next week.

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike will close off a northbound lane of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) between the Mid-County and Lansdale exits every weeknight for the next four to five weeks.

    Shutdowns will run from from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday-Thursday and Friday from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday.

    It’s the start of a $151 million fix to widen six miles of the extension, while replacing six bridges.  So the fun is just beginning for those who have to travel to Lansdale, the Lehigh Valley or points north.

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    To ask questions about this road project, the Turnpike Commission says to call the project hotline at 1-877-855-2545.  The commission, not renowned as a customer service hotbed, didn’t say how long it would take to get your question answered.


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