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Section of Northeast Extension to Close for Bridge Work

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CARBON COUNTY -- Starting Friday night at 9 p.m. officials plan to close the Northeast Extension in Carbon and Lehigh counties to replace a 60-year-old bridge.

Northbound traffic will be detoured off the Lehigh Valley Interchange while southbound will get off at Pocono.

Officials say that section of the turnpike will not reopen until early Monday morning.