By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An 86-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike will close in both directions this weekend.

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The closure will start at 11 p.m. on Saturday between the New Stanton and Breezewood interchanges. That stretch will reopen around 6 a.m. on Sunday.

The Turnpike says the closure needs to happen so crews can safely remove the Country Ridge Road in Bedford County using blasting.

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If you’re heading in that direction, you can find the Turnpike’s suggested detours below.

Westbound traffic:

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  • Exit PA Turnpike at Breezewood
  • Follow US Route 30 West for 18.7 miles.
  • Follow US Interstate 99 North for 30.1 miles.
  • Follow US Route 22 West for 64.5 miles.
  • Follow PA Toll Route 66 South for 13.9 miles.
  • Enter PA Turnpike at New Stanton #75

Eastbound traffic:

  • Exit at New Stanton Interchange
  • Follow US Route 66 Business north for 0.2 miles.
  • Follow PA Toll Route 66 north for 14.2 miles.
  • Follow US Route 22 east for 63.7 miles.
  • Follow Interstate 99 south for 30.4 miles.
  • Follow US Route 30 east for 18.3 miles.
  • Reenter PA Turnpike at Breezewood Interchange