PA Turnpike to close overnight Jan. 28 between Morgantown and Downingtown interchanges

Closure needed for overhead bridge beam erection in Chester County.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that I-76 will be closed in both directions on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. between the Morgantown Interchange, Exit 298, Berks County, and the Downingtown Interchange, Exit 312, Chester County.

The closure is necessary for the protection of motorists and workers so crews can safely install overhead bridge beams. The bridge, which carries Manor Road Bridge over the Turnpike, is at milepost 301.03 in Chester County.

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During this road closure, the entry and exit ramps at The Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza will be closed to all traffic. Visitors that do not exit the service plaza prior to 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 will have to remain in the service plaza until the work is completed and the ramps are reopened to traffic. The Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza is located on I-76 westbound at milepost 304.8 in Chester County.

Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike personnel will be positioned at the impacted areas to assist drivers. Digital message signs will also provide information on closures and detours. Work schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions. Motorists are encouraged to plan travel accordingly.

Eastbound Detour:

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Take State Route 10 South (1 mile), to State Route 23 East (12.5 miles), to State Route 100 South (9 miles). Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the Downingtown Interchange, Exit 312.

Westbound Detour:

Take State Route 100 North (9 miles), to State Route 23 West (12.5 miles), to State Route 10 North (1 mile). Re-enter the PA Turnpike at the Morgantown Interchange, Exit 298.

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