Tristate drivers: multiple Harrisburg-area Turnpike on-ramps set to close this weekend

26 October 2023- Motorists are advised that, weather permitting, a closure at the entry ramp on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) at the Harrisburg West Interchange, Exit 242, westbound, will result in a detour this weekend. Motorists, however, will still be able to exit the turnpike at this interchange.

The on ramp at this location will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 until 6 a.m. This is to allow for the safe replacement of ramp lighting in this area. However, those entering the turnpike and traveling east from this tolling point will continue to have access.

Local motorists heading west during this time should access the turnpike at the Gettysburg Pike Interchange, Exit 236. Those already on the turnpike at this time will exit at Harrisburg West, Exit 242, and proceed to I-83 North for 1.6 miles, then take PA 581 West for 2 miles and proceed to US 15 South for 3.6 miles and re-enter at the Gettysburg Pike Interchange, Exit 236.

Also, later this this weekend, from 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct 22 until 4 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, motorists wishing to enter the turnpike at the Harrisburg West Interchange will not be able to access it via the southbound ramp at I-83 South (Exit 39-B) but will instead have to follow an alternate route. From I-83 South motorists should continue one-quarter mile to the next exit (Exit 39-A), turn right and right again to enter I-83 North and then take Exit 39-B  and look for the sign to re-enter the turnpike.