Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
I-476 southbound will be closed between the Lansdale (Exit #31) and Mid-County (Exit #20) interchanges.
Throughout the day on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will gradually unveil signs posting a 70 mile an hour speed limit on most sections of the road between Morgantown in Berks County to the Blue Mountain Interchange in Cumberland County.
A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman says this will be the first time in a couple of years that the toll hike will apply evenly to cash and E-Z Pass customers.
In the aftermath of the major pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last Friday, the Turnpike Commission is promising a thorough follow-up investigation to find out what it could have done to prevent the accidents.
The new transportation funding law enacted last month addresses the problem of mounting debt at the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Starting January 5th, tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will rise an average of 2 percent for E-ZPass customers and 12 percent for cash customers.
PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have teamed up to get commuting information from drivers.
Chopper 3 HD was over the scene of a two-vehicle accident on I-476 in Montgomery County on Tuesday.
The defendants in the case include the turnpike’s former CEO, Joseph Brimmeier (photo), former turnpike commissioner Mitchell Rubin, and the former longtime Democratic leader of the state senate, Robert Mellow, who is currently serving time for his guilty plea in a federal corruption probe.
A defendant in a state corruption investigation of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is waiving a preliminary hearing.
A Turnpike Commission spokesman says the turnpike plans to borrow $200 million and is expected to save $35 million, also says the plan has been thoroughly vetted.
The scope of an alleged corruption scheme at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission detailed by the state attorney general has taken even some veteran statehouse journalists by surprise.
The state auditor general has renewed his concerns that mounting debt at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will result in massive toll hikes for motorists.
In this age of the iPhone, many states are removing outdated emergency call boxes from the sides of highways, but that’s not the case in Pennsylvania where the CBS 3 I-Team found the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plans to keep spending hundreds of thousands of dollars maintaining theirs even though very few drivers use them.
“The turnpike, quite frankly, isn’t going to survive if this continues,” Pennsylvania auditor general Jack Wagner told legislators.