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Tunnel closures set next week

Published April 09. 2010 05:00PM

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the PA Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for bi-directional tunnel closures to begin Monday morning, April 12 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Lehigh Tunnel is located between the Lehigh Valley (Exit #56) and Mahoning Valley (Exit #74) Interchanges.

Traffic will be diverted into the opposite tube during the four (4) scheduled closures and motorists traveling northbound and southbound should anticipate slow moving or stopped traffic when approaching the area.

The closures are scheduled:

• Northbound - Monday, Apr. 12 and Tuesday Apr. 13.

• Southbound - Thursday, Apr. 15 and Monday, Apr. 19.

Travel advisories will be posted on the website at www.paturnnpike.com or www.lehighbridge.com and the Highway Advisory Radio (1640 am) will be activated to provide travel updates.

The work is weather sensitive and may be delayed or rescheduled.

Obey posted speed limits. Speed limits will be enforced and fines increased.

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