Saturday, May 18, 2013
A 13-mile stretch of I-476 will be closed in both directions between Lansdale and Quakertown, due to removal of bridge beams on the Fretz Road overpass in Lower Salford.
Due to the removal of steel beams from the bridge that carries Fretz Road over the Northeastern Extension in Lower Salford, 13 miles of I-476 will be closed in both directions Sunday, beginning at 12:01 a.m. According to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the 13-mile stretch is between Lansdale Exit 31 and Quakertown Exit 44. At 12:01 a.m., southbound Northeastern Extension traffic will be detoured at Quakertown and northbound at Lansdale. Motorists that are headed north from Mid-County or east/west will be directed to exit at Lansdale. Traffic will reopen by 6 a.m. Sunday on the Northeastern Extension, according to the PTC. The turnpike will close the right lane in both directions at 7 p.m. Saturday between mileposts A31 and A33. The …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The accident occurred at about 8 p.m. Tuesday in the southbound lanes of I-476.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 7
MyFoxPhilly.com reported a two-car accident on the Northeast Extension Tuesday night severely injured one person, who was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment. Two others were also injured. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of I-476 between Lansdale and Quakertown in Salford Township, according to the report. WMFZ reports at least one car caught fire. Read this story for more details.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Bridge beams will be erected on the bridge that carries Sumneytown Pike over the turnpike in Towamencin Township.
Drivers of the Northeastern Extension will have to find detours between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will close an 11-mile stretch of I-476 in both directions between Mid-County and Lansdale in order to erect steel girders for the Sumneytown Pike bridge spanning the turnpike in Towamencin Township. According to a press release, at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, southbound traffic will be diverted at the Lansdale exit. Northbound access to the Northeastern Extension from Mid-County will be prohibited. Commuters traveling north from Mid-County or from I-276 East or West will be directed to the Fort Washington Interchange of I-276 to return to I-476 at Lansdale. The PTC will close the left lane of the turnpike …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Motorists urged to seek alternate route for repair of pothole near the North Wales Road overpass on the Northeast Extension
Update 12:27 a.m. The left lane of southbound I-476 at milepost A24.8 is expected to reopen to traffic at around 3 a.m. Mimi Doyle of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said the contractor is leaving the left lane closed in the area to give the bridge deck repair material additional time to cure and reach adequate strength. There was no backlog of traffic as of 12:28 a.m. The right lane of southbound I-476 remains open. Update 6:09 p.m. According to Mimi Doyle of the PTC, the right lane remains open southbound on 476 and traffic is moving slowly past the work zone at milepost A24.8. Traffic is backed up about four miles, Doyle said. Crews are waiting for the bridge deck repair material to reach adequate strength before opening the left …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Northbound I-476 between Mid-County and Lansdale will have one lane closed for bridge work from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 4 a.m. Wednesday.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I-476 Northbound The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is warning drivers traveling northbound on the northeast extension (I-476) between the Mid-County and Lansdale Interchange of single lane traffic tonight, Sept. 11, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Construction crews will be closing the right lane between mile post A22 and A23 while crews work on the mainline bridge where is crosses Jolly Road in Whitpain Township, according to the Turnpike Commission. The peed limit through the work zone is posted at 40 MPH and will be lifted at 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning. I-476 Northbound Motorists traveling on the Northeast Extension from Lansdale to the Mid-County should be prepared for bi-directional single-lane traffic patterns …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
11 miles of 476, from Mid-County Interchange to Lansdale, will be closed for six hours overnight this weekend.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
From the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission cautions motorists that an 11-mile stretch of the Pa. Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed in both directions for six hours this weekend between Mid-County (Exit #20) and Lansdale (Exit #31) during the placement of bridge beams on the bridge that carries Sumneytown Pike (State Route 63) over the Turnpike at milepost A30.6 in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County. At 12:01 a.m., July 29, all southbound traffic will be diverted off at the Lansdale Interchange. Motorists wishing to travel north from the Mid-County Interchange, or the east/west Turnpike mainline, will be directed to exit I-276 at the Fort Washington Interchange to return to I-476 at …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Lansdale Borough Council will lobby Harrisburg to prevent a proposed name change by Towamencin Township of the Lansdale Pennsylvania Turnpike exit from Lansdale to Kulpsville
Towamencin Township Supervisors plan to ask the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to change the name of the Lansdale interchange of Interstate 476 to Kulpsville. Lansdale Borough says not so fast. According to The Reporter Online, Towamencin Township Supervisors Chairman Dan Littley said supervisors expect the PTC to agree with the request and revert the name back to Kulpsville as it was up until the late 1970s. Littley was quoted in The Reporter as such: “Too many officials come to this community and welcome everyone to Lansdale. We are not Lansdale.” At the June 20 Lansdale Borough Council meeting, councilman Jack Hansen proposed a vote for the borough to lobby Harrisburg to prevent the name change. Council then voted unanimously to do …