Widening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike
The turnpike will be completely reconstructed and widened from four to six lanes from the Valley Forge interchange westward approximately six miles. The work will take place on turnpike commission property, but will have impacts to the park and neighboring properties. Valley Forge NHP is working with the turnpike commission and other stake holders on impacts including excessive storm water, loss of the tree screen between the turnpike and the park, and noise.
For more information and a current schedule, please visit the website of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission at www.paturnpike.com.
Did You Know?
Port Kennedy Cave, located in what is now Valley Forge NHP, produced one of the most significant assemblages of Pleistocene fossils in North America. 14 plants and 48 animals are represented, including wolverine, Wheatley's ground sloth, long-nosed peccary, Hay's tapir, and lesser short-faced bear. More...