The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reported that SR248 will be closed to traffic and detoured in both directions between Centre and State streets in Parryville for eight consecutive nights from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting July 9.

The detour is needed to protect eastbound and westbound motorists during demolition of the overhead bridge where the Northeastern Extension (I-476) crosses SR248.

Traffic will be directed through Parryville using SR2008 (Centre Street) and SR2007 (Cherryhill Road) to SR209 in Lehighton.

Long-term restrictions will continue on Route 248, with traffic reduced to one lane in each direction between State Road (Blockers) and Centre Street (Riverwalck). This pattern will remain in place around the clock until the contractor completes removal of the bridge which is anticipated in August. Motorists should anticipate slow-moving or stopped traffic in the area.

The schedule is dependent on weather and subject to change. For construction updates and travel information, visit the website at www.lehighbridge.com. Motorists are encouraged to plan travel accordingly. For Turnpike emergencies, dial *11 on your mobile phone.

Motorists are urged to obey posted speed limits and use extra caution when approaching construction zones. Speed limits will be enforced and fines increased.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is committed to distributing complete, accurate and consistent travel information and providing exceptional customer service. Be in the know before you go and call 866.976.TRIP (866-976-8747). You can visit the PA Turnpike website at www.paturnpike.com for all your travel information on America's First Superhighway.