Stretch of Pennsylvania Turnpike to close overnight on March 21

| 3/20/2009

If you’re driving the Pennsylvania Turnpike this weekend, here’s a heads up for you. A 14-mile stretch of Interstate 76 between Valley Forge and Downingtown in Chester and Montgomery counties will be closed overnight on Saturday night, March 21.

According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority, I-76 is being shut down in that area so that a bridge can be demolished. The Turnpike will close at midnight on Saturday, and at least one lane in each direction should be open by 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

All lanes are expected to be open by no later than 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

The authority also says that there could be lane restrictions for several hours prior to the closure on Saturday night as work crews prepare the area. In addition, times are subject to change because of weather conditions.

Westbound traffic on the turnpike will be redirected at the Valley Forge interchange, Exit 326. And eastbound traffic will be redirected at the Downingtown interchange, Exit 312.

For more information on the closing, click here.