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June 17, 2016

Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia to be closed overnight this weekend

A 15-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Philadelphia will be shut down this weekend.

The highway between Exit 312 in Downingtown and Exit 326 in Valley Forge will be closed Saturday and Sunday between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m.

The closures will allow road crews to install bridge beams at Yellow Springs Road. The bridge is located at milepost 317.37 on the Turnpike in Chester County.

The left lanes on both sides of the highway will be closed at 7 p.m. prior to the shutdown.

Officials provided the following detours for motorists:


Exit at the Downingtown Interchange. Take U.S. Route 100 south (5 miles) to U.S. Route 30 east (2.5 miles) to U.S. Route 202 north (12 miles) to Interstate 76 west. Reenter the PA Turnpike at the Valley Forge Interchange.


Exit at the Valley Forge Interchange. Take U.S. Route 202 south (12 miles) to U.S. Route 30 west (2.5 miles) to State Route 100 north (5 miles) to reenter the PA Turnpike at the Downingtown Interchange.

Pennsylvania State Police and Turnpike personnel will be positioned at the Downingtown and Valley Forge Exits to assist drivers.