A stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is scheduled to be shutdown between 12 midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday morning in both directions between the Valley Forge and Downingtown Exits, according to the Turnpike Commission.
The closure will allow for a hug steel piece of a new bridge to be put in place on the bridge that carries Valley
Hill Road over the turnpike at milepost 316.5 in Charlestown, according to a Turnpike Commission statement.
Detour signs will be posted on the Turnpike and surrounding surface roads. The detour will essentially divert traffic from the Turnpike down local roads and onto Route 30 between the two exits. More details about the detours can can be heard on 1640 AM or by calling the Turnpike Roadway Information line at 866-976-8747.
The construction is part of the Turnpike Commission's ongoing rebuilding of that entire section of the turnpike in Chester County.