PennDOT Lifts More More Vehicle Restrictions

| February 21, 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and PA Turnpike have lifted additional vehicle restrictions that were imposed as part of the storm impacting much of the state.

Effective at 10:00 PM, the full commercial vehicle ban is lifted on I-70 in Fulton County (from the Maryland state line to the Turnpike). Additionally, the prohibition on empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; all Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers); tractors hauling empty trailers; any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs; all motorcycles; and all recreational vehicles and RVs is removed on the following roadways:

  • I-76 (non-Turnpike);
  • I-78 full length from I-81 to the New Jersey state line;
  • I-81 from the Maryland state line to I-78;
  • I-83 from the Maryland state line to I-81;
  • I-283;
  • I-476 (non-Turnpike, full length);
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from Mid County (exit 20) to the Lehigh Valley exit;
  • I-676; and
  • Route 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey state line.

A full commercial vehicle ban (including buses) remains in place on I-99 from I-80 to the Turnpike.

Agencies are continually monitoring roadway and weather conditions to determine when additional restrictions may be lifted. Due to continued mixed precipitation and lower temperatures, a restriction on only empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; all Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers); tractors hauling empty trailers; any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs; all motorcycles; and all recreational vehicles and RVs remains on the following roadways:

  • I-80 from the I-79 interchange to the New Jersey state line;
  • I-81 from I-78 to the New York state line;
  • I-84 full length from I-81 to the New York state line;
  • I-180 full length from Route 220/U.S. 15 to I-80;
  • I-380 full length from I-81 to I-80;
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from the Lehigh Valley exit to Clarks Summit (exit 131); and
  • Route 33 from I-78 to I-80.

A 45-mph speed restriction is in place on many roadways, with all speed and vehicle restrictions viewable at www.511PA.com.


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