New Speed Limit for Turnpike
July 21, 2014
HARRISBURG– The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)
announced today that a 70 mph speed limit will be put in place on a 100-mile
stretch of toll road in the south-central part of the state next week.
70-mph zone will be on the Turnpike mainline (Interstate 76) between the Blue
Mountain Interchange (exit #201) and the Morgantown Interchange (exit #298)
starting July 23.
studies have shown that the design of our system in this area can safely
accommodate the higher speed limit,” said Pa. Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “But
motorists must remember that it is their responsibly to drive safely and
sensibly according to the traffic and weather conditions – especially when the
pavement is slick from precipitation or when visibility is limited.”
Turnpike plans a news conference next week to provide more detail on this and
future speed-limit changes on its 550-plus mile system.
the new 70 mph signs are unveiled, motorists are reminded that they must heed
the limits posted on all highway signs.
Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will be enforcing all posted speed limits just
as they have in the past,” said Lt. Edward Murphy of PSP Troop T, the unit in
charge of Turnpike patrols. “Strict enforcement of the new 70 mph speed limit
will be observed by our troopers during all Turnpike speed-enforcement