Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say the entire toll road system, including the sections that roll through urban areas, may get a speed limit boost to 70 mph next year.
A new 70 miles per hour speed limit is now in effect a day ahead of schedule along most of a nearly 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s main line.
An early morning accident along the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension has caused a 7-mile back-up approaching Lansdale.
The Turnpike Commission says on Wednesday they will announce other sections where the speed limit will also be increased.
Crews are responding to the scene of a vehicle fire in the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Willow Grove approaching Plymouth Meeting.
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.
Work is underway on a $14-million project to relocate the turnpike’s Plymouth Meeting maintenance facility to the eastbound side of the toll road.
Crews are investigating after a tanker truck rolled over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike by the Lincoln Highway exit.
The eleven-mile stretch between Mid-County and the Lansdale interchange carries more than 65,000 cars a day.
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.
State officials say a tractor-trailer entered a Pennsylvania Turnpike lane that was closed for maintenance and struck two workers, killing one.
Southbound lanes are closed between Exit #31 (Lansdale) and Pennsylvania Turnpike mile marker 27.5.
Authorities set up roadblocks when a young black bear appeared in a Philadelphia suburb, startling residents.
There was another sighting Friday night of a bear in Bensalem, Bucks County.
One person was injured after an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a passenger car on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.