Motorists pass through Downingtown Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Closed Between Pittsburgh and Irwin Early Sunday Morning

The closure is to remove the original Trafford-Murrysville Road bridge

February 16, 2019 - 10:31 am
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PITTSBURGH (News Radio 1020 KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed during the early hours Sunday morning to remove the original Trafford-Murrysville Road bridge.

The turnpike will close in both directions between Pittsburgh (Exit #27) and Irwin (Exit #67) on Sunday from midnight to 5 a.m., weather permitting.

Alternate-route cards with the detour directions will be available to travelers exiting at the Pittsburgh and Irwin interchanges. 

Related: Parts Of McArdle Roadway Closed Saturday Due To Construction Work

If you need to travel during this time, the recommended detour for westbound traffic exiting Irwin is:

  • U.S. Route 30 east (4.6 miles) to Turnpike 66 north (7 miles) to U.S. Route 22 west (10.5 miles). Reenter the Turnpike at the Pittsburgh Interchange and follow signs to Ohio and west.

The recommended detour for eastbound traffic exiting at Pittsburgh Interchange is:

  • U.S. Route 22 east (10.5 miles) to Turnpike 66 south (7 miles) to U.S. Route 30 west (4.6 miles). Reenter the Turnpike at the Irwin Interchange and follow signs for Harrisburg and east

If you need to drive during these hours, please plan for delays due to back-ups.

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