Three travel plazas close temporarily on Pennsylvania Turnpike

| 9/6/2011

Three travel plazas on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are scheduled to be closed for approximately nine months for repairs starting in September.

The Plainfield travel plaza, located at mile post 291, serves eastbound travelers in Cumberland County. The Blue Mountain travel plaza, located at mile post 202, serves westbound travelers in Cumberland County. Both were closed on at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for repairs.

The South Somerset travel plaza will close at 7 a.m. on Sept. 12 for repairs, but will remain open to “accommodate visitors to the Flight 93 Memorial dedication on Sept. 10-11 in Shanksville, PA.

The travel plazas are scheduled to reopen in May 2012, in time for Memorial Day travelers.

According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s release, the travel plazas will be razed and rebuilt as part of a “nine-year project to modernize all such facilities along the highway.