It’s the end of the road for Pa. Turnpike’s emergency call boxes | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

About 1,000 emergency call boxes are being removed along the 550-mile road because their use has dropped dramatically due to cell phones

The bright yellow boxes, located about a mile apart on the 550-mile turnpike, were installed in 1988 to give motorists a way to call for help if they had an emergency. They connect directly to the turnpike’s Traffic Operations Center in Highspire, where dispatchers can send help..

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