Traffic Down To Single Lane In Lehigh Tunnel

May 1, 2019

Motorists traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension will encounter day-time single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the southbound Lehigh Tunnel 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, according to a news release from the turnpike commission. By 8 a.m. each day, the northbound tunnel will be closed and all traffic diverted into the southbound tunnel until 2 p.m. when the patterns are lifted. The restrictions are necessary to allow crews to safely perform tunnel inspections. Message boards will be activated to update motorists of any changes to the schedule caused by inclement weather or unforeseen traffic conditions. If the work is delayed, it will take place on the next available day. — STAFF REPORT