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PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 24: Traffic flows through an entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, whose union is on strike, November 24, 2004 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. The toll workers have been without a contract since September 2003. Turnpike officials said there will be no toll today, but they will charge a flat fee starting tomorrow for use of the Pennsylvania turnpike. This means a free ride for the estimated 650,000 vehiclesusing the turnpike the day before Thanksgiving. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

If you’re traveling on the Northeast Extension between Mahoning Valley and Lehigh Valley, leave extra time because it will be shut down!

Here are the details:  Crews will work around the clock to replace a bridge along the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension in just 55 hours. With the work, comes the closure of I-476 and Route 309 this weekend.

The closure of both directions of Interstate 476 between the Lehigh Valley (A 56) and Mahoning Valley (A 74) interchanges will allow for crews to replace the mainline bridge over Route 309 in Lehigh County.

Construction crews will demolish the existing deteriorating structure and replace it with a new bridge in just one weekend, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokeswoman Kathleen Walter said.

The commission’s advice: “avoid the area.”