Anyone traveling west of York on the Pennsylvania Turnpike next week should be prepared to drive slowly.

State police vehicles will restrict turnpike traffic to 20-25 mph intermittently during evening and night hours Tuesday and Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced.

The slowdowns will be in both directions between Somerset and Bedford and will be in place for 15 minutes at a time, the commission said. They will take place between 5 p.m. Tuesday and 3 a.m. Wednesday and between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 3 a.m. Thursday.

The traffic paces are needed to allow a contractor a window of time to safely begin prep work to remove the Cider Road Bridge at milepost 130.86, the commission said.

Travelers can get turnpike traffic alerts by calling (866) 976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at