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PA Turnpike to Close Fast-Food and Bathrooms - Portable Toilets Available

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the C.D.C.’s guidance regarding food service and public space, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has implemented partial closures of all 17 service plazas along its 552-mile roadway. This means that no fast-food or inside dining will be available. Inside restrooms are closed. Fuel is available and the convenience stores are open. Portable toilets are also available.

Special cleaning attention will be given to portable toilets which will be regularly serviced and sanitized twice daily. Each service plaza has two handwashing stations.

The Allentown Service Plaza in Lehigh County is completely closed, however, due to previously scheduled fuel-tank replacement. Northbound motorists should travel to the Hickory Run Service Plaza which is 43 miles north.

Also, all scheduled construction projects have been halted at this time to keep customers moving, as well as, to limit worker interaction.

Prior to traveling on the PA Turnpike, customers should visit to find updated information on any other operational changes due to COVID-19.

To report an accident or other emergency on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 via mobile phone. To learn more about PA Turnpike conditions or to contact us, use one of these resources:


·        Variable & Digital Message Signs — nearly 100 signs along the Turnpike

·        Highway Advisory Radio — 1640 AM (tune-in near interchanges)


·        Turnpike Roadway Information Program (toll-free) — 866-976-TRIP (8747)

·        Customer Assistance Center (toll-free) — 800-331-3414(weekdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)


·        Check the PA Turnpike and all PA roadways at:

·        Travel Conditions Map — live, interactive conditions map; view at

·        Waze — a crowd-sourced navigation app that provides real-time traffic conditions with input from other drivers; download at

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