The Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeastern Extension is currently being widened from milepost A20 to A26, approximately 6.38 miles, as part of phase I of the widening project. Phase II, which is scheduled to begin in 2014, will widen the Turnpike from milepost A26 (just past Berks Road) to the Lansdale interchange. The widening will result in three 12 ft. wide lanes in both the northbound and southbound directions. In addition, the roadway will have a 26 ft. wide median and 12 ft. wide shoulders. Noise walls will be installed along residential areas throughout the project. Phase I of the project should be completed by November 2013. The bridges that extend over the Turnpike have already been lengthened for the wider cross section, however, the remaining bridges where the Turnpike extends over local roads will be constructed during the main line widening construction.
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The PA Turnpike website includes more information on the project, http://www.paturnpike.com/ConstructionProjects/mpA20toA30/construction/index.aspx