PMTA News

  • March 22, 2018 7:05 AM | Anonymous

    All Speed  Restrictions have been lifted. 

  • March 22, 2018 12:04 AM | Anonymous

    UPDATE: All Speed Restrictions and Commercial Vehicle bans have been lifted in Pennsylvania.

  • March 21, 2018 9:22 PM | Anonymous

    NEW YORK:

    NYSDOT will lift all remaining restrictions as of 8pm tonight.

    NEW JERSEY:

    All remaining restrictions will be lifted at midnight tonight.

    MASSACHUSETTS:

    Due to the approaching inclement weather and possible deteriorating road conditions, expect a reduction in speed and restriction on specialty permitted vehicles and tandem trailers on The Massachusetts Turnpike Route 90.  These restrictions are anticipated from early evening until tomorrow morning, please plan accordingly.  


  • March 21, 2018 8:42 PM | Anonymous

    Turnpike Lifts Truck/Trailer and Speed Restrictions in Western, Central PA

    All other Turnpike restrictions to be lifted at 10 p.m. and midnight.

     

    HARRISBURG, PA (MARCH 21, 2018) — The PA Turnpike lifted additional truck/trailer and speed-limit restrictions on some sections of the Turnpike in western and central Pennsylvania at 8 p.m.:

    ·         The truck/trailer ban was lifted on the east-west mainline (I-76) from the Breezewood Exit (No. 161) to the Harrisburg East Exit (No. 247).

    ·         The 45 mph speed-limit restriction was lifted on the east-west mainline (I-70/76) from the New Stanton Exit (No. 75) to the Breezewood Exit (No. 161).

     

    Truck/trailer and speed restrictions remain in place on other sections of the PA Turnpike east of the above-noted areas:

    ·         The truck/trailer ban is still in place on east-west mainline (I-76 and I-276) from the Harrisburg East Exit (No. 247) east to the NJ line and on the entire Northeastern Extension (I-476).

    ·         The 45 mph speed-limit restriction is still in place on east-west mainline (I-76 and I-276) from the Breezewood Exit (No. 161) east to the NJ line and on the entire Northeastern Extension (I-476).

     

    The truck/trailer and speed restrictions will be lifted on the entire Northeastern Extension (I-476) at 10 p.m. All remaining truck/trailer and speed restrictions on the Turnpike’s east-west mainline will be lifted at midnight.


  • March 21, 2018 4:22 PM | Anonymous

    The PA Turnpike lifted some truck/trailer and speed restrictions in western PA as of 4 p.m. today. The truck/trailer ban was lifted on the east-west mainline (I-70/76) from the Ohio line east to the Breezewood Exit (No. 161); the 45 mph speed-limit restriction was lifted on the east-west mainline from Ohio to the New Stanton Exit (No. 75). Restrictions remain on other Turnpike segments until further notice.

  • March 21, 2018 8:08 AM | Anonymous

    UPDATES / REMINDERS OF TRAVEL RESTRICTION IN 
    NY, NJ, & PA

    These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice!

    NEW YORK:

    Beginning at 8:00 AM, Wednesday, March 21, all commercial vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the following highways:

    • New York State Thruway, both directions, from the Newburgh Interchange (exit 17) to exit 1.
    • I-95 from the NYC line to the Connecticut line.
    • I-84
    • I-684
    • I-287 (exit 1 to exit 12 including the Tappan Zee Bridge)

    NYS Police will be ticketing violators of the ban.

      

    NEW JERSEY:

    As of 8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 20, New Jersey has banned commercial vehicles for the entire length of the following highways:

    • I-78
    • I-80
    • I-280
    • I-287

    The commercial vehicle ban applies to:

    • All tractor trailers
    • Empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
    • Passenger vehicles pulling trailers
    • Recreational vehicles
    • Motorcycles

    Trucks that are already in New Jersey are encouraged to pull off in truck stops to wait out the storm - do not park on shoulders.

     

    PENNSYLVANIA:

    PennDOT is imposing a ban on empty straight CDL-weighted trucks, tractors hauling double trailers, tractors hauling empty trailers, trailers pulled by passenger vehicles, pick-up trucks, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, or RVs, on:

    • Interstate 76 across the state, which includes the Schuylkill Expressway and the East-West Turnpike mainline.
    • Interstates 276 and 476, a portion of the mainline Turnpike in southeastern Pennsylvania and the entire Northeastern Extension.
    • Interstate 176 (entire length)
    • Interstate 95 (entire length)
    • Interstate 78 (entire length)
    • Interstate 80 from the New Jersey line to the junction with Interstate 81.
    • Interstate 81 from the Maryland line to the junction with Interstate 80.
    • Interstate 99 (entire length)
    • Interstate 79 from the Turnpike to Interstate 80.

    In addition, also beginning at 8 PM, a full ban on commercial vehicles will be imposed on:

    • Interstate 70, from the Maryland line to the Turnpike.
    • Interstate 83 (entire length)
    • Interstate 84 (entire length)
    • Interstate 380 (entire length)violators.


  • March 20, 2018 5:27 PM | Anonymous

    Please see attached Official PennDOT Press Release (as of 1315hrs, March 20, 2018) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in regards to Winter Storm “Toby” -

    • Pennsylvania will began its pre-emptive DMS messaging at approx. 1200hrs, today
    • All Pennsylvania Commercial Vehicle Restrictions will be in effect as of 2000hrs this evening

     ALL THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE RESTRICTIONS WILL BE EN EFFECT FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS AT THIS TIME


  • March 20, 2018 3:29 PM | Anonymous

    Full Press Release can be found HERE.

    PennDOT is imposing a ban on empty straight CDL-weighted trucks, tractors hauling double trailers, tractors hauling empty trailers, trailers pulled by passenger vehicles, pick-up trucks, motorcycles and recreational vehicles, or RVs, on:

    • Interstate 76 across the state, which includes the Schuylkill Expressway and the East-West Turnpike mainline.
    • Interstates 276 and 476, a portion of the mainline Turnpike in southeastern Pennsylvania and the entire Northeastern Extension.
    • Interstate 176 (entire length)
    • Interstate 95 (entire length)
    • Interstate 78 (entire length)
    • Interstate 80 from the New Jersey line to the junction with Interstate 81.
    • Interstate 81 from the Maryland line to the junction with Interstate 80.
    • Interstate 99 (entire length)
    • Interstate 79 from the Turnpike to Interstate 80.

    In addition, also beginning at 8 PM, a full ban on commercial vehicles will be imposed on:

    • Interstate 70, from the Maryland line to the Turnpike.
    • Interstate 83 (entire length)
    • Interstate 84 (entire length)
    • Interstate 380 (entire length)


  • March 20, 2018 10:49 AM | Anonymous

    PA Turnpike to Impose Systemwide Truck/Trailer Ban Tonight

    Restrictions on certain trucks, trailers and other vehicles start at 8 p.m.

     MIDDLETOWN, PA (MARCH 20, 2018) — Due to the incoming winter storm, the PA Turnpike will impose a ban of certain types of trucks, RV and trailers today starting at 8 p.m. Vehicle types covered by the restriction are:

    ·         empty straight CDL-weighted trucks;

    ·         Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers);

    ·         tractors hauling empty trailers;

    ·         any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs;

    ·         all motorcycles; and

    ·         all recreational vehicles, or RVs.

    The above-listed vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the PA Turnpike’s east-west mainline from Ohio to New Jersey (I-76, 70/76 and 276) and on the entire Northeastern Extension (I-476) beginning at 8 p.m. Restrictions will remain in place through the storm.

    As storm conditions develop, a comprehensive commercial-vehicle ban and/or speed restrictions could be imposed across significant portions of the PA Turnpike system.

    While driving in severe weather, motorists should follow these protocols:

    ·         always travel at a safe speed for conditions, no matter what the posted limit is;

    ·         allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks; and

    ·         never pass a truck that is actively plowing or spreading salt.

    In case of an accident, breakdown or other emergency, PA Turnpike motorists should dial *11 on a mobile phone. Be prepared to give the milepost location and direction of travel and move vehicles out of active travel lanes if possible.

    While the PA Turnpike discourages travel during winter storms, motorists can check PA Turnpike conditions before heading out at www.paturnpike.com; look at the “Current Alerts” ticker at the top for restrictions. Travelers can also call the toll-free TRIP line at 866-976-TRIP (8747) for the latest travel information.

    The PA Turnpike reminds motorists to pack a winter emergency kit. A basic kit includes non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should consider passenger necessities like baby food, pet supplies or medications.

    Follow the PA Turnpike on Twitter at: @PATurnpikeAlert.


  • March 08, 2018 9:17 AM | Anonymous

    To view the latest on the Hours of Service Exemption for the movement of agricultural products, pharmaceutical products and food supplies, please click HERE.

    If you have any questions pertaining to this waiver, please contact Jon Fleming at jonfleming@pa.gov or 717-772-1771.


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