The Pennsylvania Turnpike Highway will be closed in both directions Sunday from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. between Morgantown Interchange, Exit 298, in Berks County and Downingtown Interchange, Exit 312, in Chester County.
The closure is necessary so that crews can remove the bridge beams. The bridge that leads to Bulltown Road across I-76 is at 302.81 km in Chester County, officials said.
During the closing the ramps at The Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza at West Kilometer 304.8 will also be closed to all traffic. At this time, motorists will not be able to leave the service area. Visitors who do not leave the service area before closing will be required to remain at the service area until the work is completed and ramps are restored.
State police and highway staff will be deployed to assist drivers in the area. Variable message signs will also provide information on closures and detours.
The schedule may change depending on weather conditions.
Below is a recommended detour for motorists to the east:
Take Route 10 South (1 mile), Route 23 East (12.5 miles), Route 100 South (9 miles) and re-enter Highway at Downingtown, Exit 312.
Below is a recommended detour for motorists to the west:
Follow Route 100 to the north (9 miles), Route 23 to the west (12.5 miles), Route 10 to the north (1 mile) and re-enter the Morgantown junction, exit 298.