PA Turnpike Announces Travel Restrictions at Allegheny Tunnel in Somerset County

June 04, 2020 3:33 PM | Brandon Moree (Administrator)

Three weeks of travel restrictions for tunnel maintenance work starting June 8.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists to be prepared for possible delays beginning June 8 as single-lane patterns and two-way traffic go into effect at the Allegheny Tunnel located at milepost 122 in Somerset County.

The westbound tunnel will close on June 8, 9, 10, 11, and 16 beginning at 8 a.m. each day. This means two-way traffic will be moving inside the eastbound tunnel.

On June 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 and 25 the eastbound tunnel will close at 8 a.m. each day. This means two-way traffic will be moving inside the westbound tunnel.

Each year, the tunnel is closed so crews can safely perform drainage work, replace lighting and update cameras as well as other maintenance work. 

Motorists should stay alert when approaching and entering the tunnel. Drivers are urged to turn on headlights, slow down and keep an adequate distance from the vehicle you are following; remain in your lane and do not pass in the tunnel.

If you experience car trouble and cannot safely exit the tunnel, stay in your car, put on your hazard lights and wait for assistance. Tunnel personnel will monitor closed-circuit cameras and send help for disabled vehicles.

To report an accident or other emergency on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 via mobile phone. To learn more about PA Turnpike conditions, use one of these resources:

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