Update: PA expands list of highways with 45 mph speed limits

Updated Mar 7, 2019

Pennsylvania road map

UPDATE: PennDOT this morning expanded the list of roadways with a 45 mph speed limit.

They include:

  • I-70
  • I-78
  • I-79 – Exit 105 to West Virginia Line
  • I-80 – Ohio State Line to Clinton/Union County Line
  • I-81 – Maryland State Line to I-78
  • I-83
  • I-99
  • I-279
  • I-283
  • I-376
  • I-579
  • PA 28 – I-279 to US 422
  • PA 283 (SR 300)
  • PA 581
  • US 30 – York & Lancaster County only (District 8
  • US 15 – Maryland State Line to PA 581
  • US 22 – Cambria/Indiana County Line to I-99 (District 9)
  • US 22/322 – Perry/Juniata County Line to I-81 (District 8
  • US 219
  • US 222 – US 30 to Berks County Line (District 8
  • PA Turnpike – Toll Road 43
  • PA Turnpike – Toll Road 66
  • PA Turnpike – I-76 (Ohio State Line to New Stanton, PA)
  • PA Turnpike – I-376
  • I-78 from I-81 to the Berks County Line
  • US 22/322 from I-81 to State College
  • US 322 from State College (US 22/322 split) to I-99
  • PA Turnpike I-76 from Ohio to Carlisle

Our original story:

With another winter storm headed to the Northeast, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today issued commercial vehicle bans ahead of the forecasted winter weather.

Beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, there will be a full commercial vehicle ban on I-70 in Bedford and Fulton Counties and on I-99. There will also be a ban on empty and double trailers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) between New Stanton and Carlisle and on I-80 east of I-79 to I-99.

Those restrictions on empty and double trailers will expand at noon on Wednesday to the following roadways: I-78, I-81, I-83, I-84, I-176, I-180, I-276, I-283, I-295, I-380, I-476, I-676, SR 22 (I-78 to the NJ line) and SR 33.

Follow PMTA on Facebook and Twitter for updates on these restrictions.

At the same time, West Virginia’s Gov. Jim Justice is warning residents and travelers to be prepared for weather-related problems. In a release issued today, Justice warned:

“A winter storm system will bring a wintry mix of rain, snow, and ice to the Northern Panhandle and Eastern West Virginia Tuesday night into Wednesday. These areas can expect snow accumulations of 8 inches or more and ice accumulation of ¼- ½ inch. The remainder of the state can expect heavy rains of 1-3 inches with this system, leading to flooding concerns beginning Wednesday morning. An additional rain system beginning Friday night will bring an additional 1-2 inches of rain and concerns for more widespread flooding.”

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