Important Traffic Alert
*Northbound Lehigh Tunnel Closure Scheduled Wednesday and Thursday*
/Daytime tunnel maintenance to impact traffic on I-476, CarbonCounty./
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the
Turnpike’s Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for daytime
single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the Lehigh Tunnel, Wednesday
and Thursday (Apr. 25-26) during maintenance work between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The Lehigh Tunnel is located at milepost A70-A71 between the Lehigh
Valley (Exit #56) and Mahoning Valley (Exit #74) Interchange. The work
is weather permitting and subject to change. (Rain date – Apr. 30)
I-476 motorists should stay alert when approaching the area and entering
the tunnel. Motorists are urged to turn on headlights, slow down and
keep an adequate distance from the vehicle you are following; remain in
your lane and do not pass when traveling through the single-lane pattern
in the tunnel.
Travel advisories will be posted at www.paturnpike.com
. The Highway Advisory Radio (1640 AM) will
be activated to provide travel updates. For emergencies, dial *11 on
your mobile phone.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is committed to distributing
complete, accurate and consistent travel information and providing
exceptional customer service. Visit the PA Turnpike website at
www.paturnpike.com for project updates. Be
in the know before you go and call 866.976.TRIP (866.976.8747).