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PA Turnpike to Close over the Weekend

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(BEAVER FALLS, Pa.) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close a section of the PA Turnpike (76) from New Castle Exit 10 to Cranberry Exit 28 in both directions, eastbound and westbound. The closure will begin on Friday, September 22 at 9 p.m. and run through Monday, September 25 at 4 a.m. Travel to and from Geneva College could be affected by the closure.

This extensive, 55-hour time period this weekend is due to a bridge replacement on the Turnpike and will result in a major detour. The authorized detour is 80 miles in length and directs motorists to Interstate 376, Interstate 80 and Interstate 79. The detour time is 75 minutes long and all tolls on the detour route will be waved. Long delays are expected on the detour route. CEO of the PA Turnpike, Mark Compton, is strongly advising drivers to stay away from the whole area.

For the eastbound detour, drivers should exit at New Castle, take Interstate 376 to Interstate 80 to Interstate 79, and re-enter the turnpike at Cranberry. For the westbound detour, drivers should exit at Cranberry, take Interstate 79 to Interstate 80 to Interstate 376, and re-enter the turnpike at New Castle.

Construction crews will be tearing down a 66-year-old bridge that takes traffic over Brush Creek in New Sewickley Township, Beaver County. This bridge is one of the first on the PA Turnpike to be designed using a new technique: Accelerated Bridge Construction. The PA Turnpike Commission is completing multiple bridge-replacements all over the state to make sure the bridges are safe and structurally sound.

Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Offering over 80 traditional undergraduate majors and programs, Adult Degree Programs with fully online and classroom options, and high-demand graduate degrees, Geneva's programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top Three Best Value Regional University with one of the Top 100 engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the truth of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s Word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world.
Sep 20, 2017