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Turnpike tunnel work to close south lane

Published October 26. 2009 05:00PM

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) that the Lehigh Tunnel will be closed to southbound traffic for tonight and tomorrow between the hours of 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. for tunnel maintenance. All traffic will be directed to the northbound tunnel.

Monday through Thursday morning between 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. motorists exiting the Lehigh Tunnel northbound, should be prepared for overnight intermittent lane closures when traveling between the tunnel and Mahoning Valley (Exit No. 74) Interchange.

Stay alert for slow moving or stopped traffic and use extra caution when approaching the Lehigh Tunnel Sunday evening through Thursday morning.

The work is weather sensitive and may be delayed or rescheduled. Travel advisories will be posted on the Web site at or and the Highway Advisory Radio (1640 am) will be activated to provide travel updates.

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