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Section of Pennsylvania Turnpike to close for bridge work

August 16, 2019

NEW STANTON, Pa. (AP) — Motorists will face detours when a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike closes for bridge work.

The toll road will close in both directions between New Stanton Exit 75 and Breezewood Exit 161 starting at 11 p.m. Saturday until approximately 6 a.m. Sunday, weather permitting.

The turnpike commission says the closure is needed for workers to safely remove the temporary bridge over the turnpike at milepost 110 in Somerset. A new bridge opened to traffic on July 19.

Motorists will be permitted to enter the turnpike eastbound at the Bedford interchange and westbound motorists can enter the toll road at the Somerset exchange.

Detours will be posted.

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