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BEDFORD (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike has announced that the interstate will be closed in Bedford in both directions from 11:30 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Sunday.

The closure will begin at 5 a.m. on Saturday and last into Sunday and effect travelers from the Bedford Exit 146 to Breezewood Exit 161. The closure will allow crews to remove a bridge that carries traffic over the highway on Hazelette Street in West Providence Township.

Officials have posted detours for travelers in both directions.

Eastbound Detour:

  • U.S. Route 220 North (.2 miles) to
  • U.S. Route 220 South (2.5 miles) to
  • U.S. Route 30 East (18.5 miles)
  • Enter turnpike via Breezewood Interchange
  • Westbound Detour:

  • U.S. Route 30 West (18.5 miles) to
  • U.S. Route 220 North (2.5 miles) to
  • U.S. Route 220 North (.2 miles)
  • Enter turnpike at the Bedford Interchange
  • Officials say travelers should expect higher traffic volumes on the detour roads.