Turnpike to close overnight between Carlisle, Breezewood this weekend

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A 65-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closed in both directions between late Saturday and early Sunday.

The Turnpike will be closed between the Breezewood and Carlisle interchanges for four hours while crews remove an overhead bridge over the toll road in Fulton County, the Turnpike Commission said.

Crews will begin by closing the westbound lanes at Carlisle at 11 p.m. Saturday followed by the eastbound lanes at Breezewood at 11:30 p.m. This will allow traffic to clear the roadway before the full closure at midnight.

All lanes will reopen at 4 a.m. Sunday.

The recommended detour for westbound motorists is to exit at Carlisle, take Route 11 north to I-81 south to Maryland, I-70 west to Route 30 east, and reenter the Turnpike at Breezewood.

Eastbound motorists should exit at Breezewood, take Route 30 west to I-70 east, I-81 north to Route 11 south, and reenter the Turnpike at Carlisle.

Traffic entering the Turnpike at the Fort Littleton, Willow Hill, and Blue Mountain interchanges will be allowed to head east only. No westbound travel will be permitted during the closure.

Sideling Hill Service Plaza at milepost 172 will remain open. Drivers will be able to exit heading west anytime, but eastbound customers will need to remain at the plaza until the roadway is reopened.

Blue Mountain Service Plaza at milepost 202 will remain open, but customers will need to stay there until the roadway is reopened.

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