Emergency pothole repair to temporarily close section of Pa Turnpike near Gettysburg tonight

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HIGHSPIRE, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that a pothole on the deck of a bridge has necessitated a temporary closure of the eastbound right lane on the Turnpike, Interstate 76 at milepost 235, about a half-mile before the Gettysburg Pike Interchange #236 in Cumberland County.

 
In order to fix the pothole, which is on the dashed line between the left and right lanes at milepost 238, the eastbound Turnpike will close tonight at 8 p.m.   All eastbound traffic will be detoured off at the Gettysburg Pike Interchange and directed to reenter at the Harrisburg West Interchange #242.

 
Because the repair involves application and curing of concrete, the eastbound closure will be in place all night, until 5 a.m. Friday morning.
Motorists should anticipate delays in the area, especially between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. when the single eastbound lane is in place.

 
For more information and updates, please visit www.paturnpike.com and check the advisory ticker at the top of the home page or dial 866-976-TRIP (8747).