Blank Press Release Form
Edit Press Release

Travel Advisory

March 21, 2014

PennDOT’s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of March 21-28

Dunmore – PennDOT announces its work schedule for the week of March 21-28

Note: Anyone wishing to sign up for PennDOT Travel Advisories can do so by emailing James May at

Interstate Work:

*I-80 - Columbia County: Exit 241 to Exit 242 An Interstate 80 rehabilitation project in the Mifflinville area. The project includes replacement of the westbound Susquehanna River Bridge, superstructure (deck & beams) replacement of the eastbound Susquehanna River Bridge, rehabilitation work on six other bridges, reconstruction of the pavement within the project limits. Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained on I-80 for the majority of the project, with short-term lane restrictions and generally short-term ramp closures. The I-80 WB on-ramp at Mifflinville (Exit 242) will remain closed through the majority of the 2014 construction season. The construction cost is $50 million. The project started in 2010 and is scheduled for completion in 2015.

I-80 Exit 256 (Conyngham/Nescopeck) – Eastbound – there will be bridge deck repair, M-Th, weather permitting. Single lane closure.

*I-81 – Schuylkill County - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today long term lane restrictions will return on Interstate 81 for an ongoing project to replace or rehabilitate 15 structures between exits 134 (Delano) and 138 (PA 309) in Delano and Kline townships, Schuylkill County. The contractor will implement a long term 24-hour single lane pattern on I-81 south and north between exits 134 and 138. Then on Monday (March 24) I-81 northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side via a crossover, with both I-81 north and south remaining in a long term 24-hour single lane pattern. This single lane traffic pattern will be in effect for approximately seven months on I-81 north and south between exits 134 and 138. On Monday access from I-81 north and south to PA 309 north (Exit 138) is scheduled to close for approximately seven months. During the closure the posted detour will route traffic to Exit 141 (PA 424) to use PA 424/Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Beltway to access PA 309 north. Also on Monday all PA 309 north traffic wishing to access I-81 at Exit 138 will be detoured to a temporary signalized intersection to use the PA 309 south ramp to I-81. The project began on Sept. 24, 2012 and is anticipated to be complete in March 2015.

I-81 - Exit 170B (Wilkes Barre) to Exit 168 (Highland Park) – Pothole patching on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alternating lane closures.

*I-81 - Exit 180 (Moosic) to Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) - Airport Project - The project began in June 2013 and will include widening of bridges on Interstate 81, rehabilitation of existing bridges over Lidy Road, State Route 315 (Airport Road), and Plane Street, replacement of the pedestrian bridge just north of the Avoca Exit, construction of new exit and entrance ramps, three new roundabouts, construction of two new bridges, and construction of a new roadway. The construction of the new Navy Way Road will connect Commerce Road (Grimes Industrial Park) to Terminal Road. The new roadway will travel over the PA Turnpike, under the MALSR (Medium-intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway Alignment Indicator), and connect in to the current Navy Way Road near the Holiday Inn. The $41.9 million contract was awarded to Pennsy Supply on May 21, 2013. Pennsy Supply is a Pennsylvania based company out of Annville. Anticipated completion – August 2015.

*I-81 - Exit 178 - On the evening of Tuesday, March 25, Exit 178A (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport) and Exit 178B (Avoca) on Interstate 81 will be combined into one single exit. The new exit will be labeled “Exit 178 (Wilkes Barre/Scranton Airport and Avoca)” and will be at the exit that is currently Exit 178B. Exit 178A will be closed. This change will be permanent and will be on the northbound and southbound lanes.

*I-81 between Exit 188 (Dunmore/Throop) and Exit 190 (Main Avenue) – Lane shifts on I-81, ramp closure from Main Avenue to I-81 North – Early summer the ramp is scheduled to reopen; late summer, there will be paving in the area at night. Anticipated completion – fall 2014.

*I-81 North between Exit 170 (Wilkes-Barre) and Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) will have lane shifts for bridge replacement over Sunset Road and Old Boston Road until spring of 2014.

I-84 – Pike County – Last fall, PennDOT began a major rebuilding project on Interstate 84 between Exit 46 (Matamoras) and the New York line. The initial work will include lane closures on I-84 East and West to allow the contractor to build crossovers from the westbound to the eastbound lanes . In the spring of 2014, once the crossovers are complete, traffic is expected to be moved to single lanes on the current eastbound lanes while the westbound lanes are completely removed and replaced. The primary need for this project is the ongoing failure of the existing pavement as a result of alkali silica reactivity (ASR). ASR causes the concrete pavement to deteriorate and lose its structural integrity through a reaction between the aggregate and the type of cement that was used in the early 1970’s during construction. Because of this ASR, the concrete forms a gel that may absorb water, expand and crack the concrete. Once cracked, the concrete loses its strength and deteriorates. The project is expected to cost $66.4 Million and is slated be complete by April 2016.

*I- 84 between Exit 46 (Milford) and Exit 34 (Lords Valley/Dingman’s Ferry) – Pike County – There is a single lane closure on I-84 West for two Bridge Deck Replacements. Anticipated completion - fall 2014.

I-84 - Crack Sealing I-84 EB –between Exits 20 (Greentown/Lake Wallenpaupack) and Exit 46 (Milford) Crack sealing and shoulders

*Turnpike - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling southbound on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) between the Clarks Summit (Exit #131) and Keyser Avenue (Exit #122) Interchanges, to be prepared for a single-lane traffic pattern remain in effect from 7:00 a.m. March 5 until 12:00 p.m. April 5. This is the start of construction-related activities associated with the $16 million Turnpike project to remove and replace the concrete deck and structural steel on the mainline bridge located in Lackawanna County. Weather permitting this pattern will remain in place until 12:00 p.m. April 5.

Turnpike - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476), north of Lehigh Valley (Exit #56) and south from Mahoning Valley (Exit #74) to be prepared for intermittent traffic stoppages of no more than 15 minutes between 11:30 p.m. on March 21 and 2 a.m., March 22 for work inside the northbound and southbound tunnels.

Lackawanna County:

*SR 6/11 – Clarks Summit to the Wyoming County line - PennDOT will be completing an approximately $50 million rehabilitation of SR 6/11. In preparation for that work, contractors have begun replacing the liner of the drain pipes at Glenburn Pond. There is currently a single lane pattern in place in that area as crews complete the drainage work. From July 2014 to October 2017, crews will rehabilitate nearly 8 miles of road, from Clarks Summit to the Wyoming County line. As part of the project, 8 bridges will be replaced or rehabilitated, turning lanes will be added or improved, new signals will be installed or upgraded and the entire stretch of highway will be repaved. There will be various traffic patterns set up throughout the duration of the project. Anticipated completion – October 2017.

SR 6/11 - Beginning Tuesday March 25th thru Saturday March 29th from approximately 7:30 am to 6:00 pm each day intermittent stoppages of traffic will occur on SR 6/11, both directions, in South Abington Township at the location of the Turnpike Overpass for up to 15 minutes at a time due to overhead work on the Turnpike Structure. The work being performed is for the installation cable of the painter's work platform.

*SR 6/11 – Clarks Summit: The sewer authority is completing a project in the Chinchilla area, The project will involve single lane closures in each direction with work 24 hours a day , weekdays only. Anticipated completion – June 2014

*SR 348 - Box Culvert Replacement, Mt Cobb, 1/2 mile East of Cortez Road. Work To begin in April and be completed by June. Detour will be in place for 2-3 Days over a weekend. The major work to excavate out old bridge and install the new box culvert will be performed on a 24 hour work schedule over a weekend in order to open the roadway to traffic for the weekly commute. Anticipated completion, June 2014.

*State Route 407 (Abington Road) between SR 6 in Chinchilla and Craig Road in North Abington Township will have temporary lane closures, at various areas for pipe crossings, base repair, milling, and paving for the next several months 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

*State Route 435 over 348 in Elmhurst will be single lane for bridge repair until November 2014.

*State Route 3011 (Keyser Ave) between Union Street in Taylor and SR 307(Morgan Highway) will have lane closures at various times and locations throughout the day for road reconstruction. Delays are expected. These upgrades to Keyser Avenue are part of a $10.4 million improvement project, with an expected completion date of October 2015.

Litter Pickup will occur on Interstates 81, 380, 84 throughout the week.

Luzerne County

*State Route 93 (Broad Street) in Hazleton will be completed in the fall of 2013 with the exception of a section between Vine Street and Cedar Street which will be completed in Spring of 2014.

11 Plymouth/ Hunlock/ Salem Twps "Expect Lane Restrictions and Flagging operations" Sweeping 3/24/2014 3/26/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent

118 Dallas Twp "Expect Lane Restrictions and Flagging operations" Sweeping 3/27/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent

*SR 309 - As soon as the weather warms up, the southbound lanes of SR 309 will be resurfaced in preparation for the traffic switch. Then, from April to October 2014, all traffic will be moved into what is now the southbound lanes, and the two northbound lanes will be closed to conduct blasting in the area. This work is being done in order to move the rock slope back as part of a safety improvement project. Anticipated completion is fall 2014.

415 Harveys Lake Boro "Expect Lane Restrictions and Flagging operations" Sweeping 3/28/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent

SR 115 NB and SB – East Mountain Boulevard to Monroe County Line – Sweeping, 7 AM to 3 PM

*State Route 1011 (Pierce Street) at the Veteran’s Mamorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River will be single lane in both directions for deck replacement until May 2014.

*SR 2019 - The railroad will be replacing the crossing on SR 2019 (Oak Street) in Luzerne County, Pittston Township. A detour will be posted during construction.
The work is scheduled to start on March 31st and be completed by April 11th.

SR 2020: Utility work will continue this week on SR 2020 (Jumper Road). The road will be down to a single lane from East Mountain Blvd to SR 315. It will be between 7am and 5pm.

*SR 2032/2027 - UGI Utility Company is completing a large Gas line installation project in the Foote Ave/McAlpine Street area of Duryea. There will be single lane closures with flaggers , no detours. Working hours will be 7am to 5pm. Anticipated completion – end of May.

*SR 3026 - Hazleton Airport Road– A contractor for PennDOT has begun a $9.5 million upgrade to SR 3026 (The Hazleton Airport Road). Work will include upgrading 3 traffic signals, installing two new traffic signals, adding turning lanes at designated locations and repaving. Anticipated completion is August 2014.

*SR 4016 - - Effective March 25, 2014(Tuesday) at 7 AM SR 4016 (Hunlock Harveyville Road) between Silo Road and Township Road T-522 will be closed to vehicular traffic due to a bridge replacement project on SR4016 spanning Shickshinny Creek. A signed detour will be used utilizing state routes 4006,4007, and 4005. The detour will be in place throughout the project.

*Stairville and St. Mary’s Road, Wapwallopen (local road) will be closed from March 24 to October with detour for a bridge replacement. Anticipated completion, October 2014

Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county. This week, some of the locations include:
SR 29 NB and SB - Exit 1, Ashley to Exit 3, Sans Souci Highway, M-F, 7 AM to 3 PM
SR 115 NB and SB – East Mountain Boulevard to Monroe County Line, M-F, 7 AM to 3 PM

Pike County

SR 4006 - Spray Patching

SR/434 - Tailditch/Pipe Flushing work

SR/590-434 Saw Cuts/Pipe Survey

SR/2003 Bushkill falls road Pipe replacement

*State Route 402 over I-84, Blooming Grove is a single lane controlled by a traffic signal for bridge replacement.

*State Route 739 between Hemlock Farms Road and Forest Drive in blooming Grove Township will have lane restrictions controlled by temporary signal for bridge work. Estimated completion June 2014.

Susquehanna County

*State Route 171 (East Main Street) Drinkers Creek in Susquehanna Boro. Will be single lane for bridge Replacement until July 2014. Expect Delays.

*SR 267 – Single lane, temporary run-around pattern controlled by traffic signal will be in place for a bridge replacement until May 2014.

*State Route 706 (Wyalusing Street) beginning at the intersection of SR 29 and SR 706 and continuing east for Montrose betterment project

*SR 1011 - at Stevens Point in Susquehanna Co. will be down to 1 lane about 1 mile North of the intersection with SR 1009 to replace the bridge. Temp. traffic signals to be installed. Work is scheduled to be completed in November 2014.

*SR 3017 – The bridge over Pond Brook Creek is closed until further notice, due to movement in the abutment of the bridge.

Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county. This week, some of the locations include:
SR 706
SR 29 North of Montrose
SR 267
SR 167 South (Tiffany Corners to Hop Bottom)

Wayne County

*SR 6 and 191 (Main Ave) – The gas company is completing a project in Honesdale. This work will be nights only , 6pm to 6 am with single lane closure. Anticipated completion – July 2014

*SR 191 - Contractor will be doing repairs to the bridge on SR 191 over Factory Creek in Equinunk. Kriger Construction Co. plans to restrict SR 191 in Wayne Co. @ the intersection with Wallerville Rd. to a single lane on Wednesday, March 19. Temporary stop signs will be posted at both ends of the work area & at the intersecting roads. Work is scheduled to be completed by August 2014.

*State Route 652 (Narrowsburg Bridge) will be single lane controlled by a traffic light until further notice.

*State Route 1002 Skinners Falls Bridge in Damascus Township has a weight restriction of 4 tons.

*State Route 1004 will be single lane for the replacement of a bridge over Beaver Dam Creek with an estimated completion in November 2013

*State Route 3028 (Owego Turnpike) in Cherry Ridge is currently closed with a detour. Estimated completion is July 2014.

*SR 4006 (Miller Road) is closed for bridgework near the fairgrounds in Honesdale.

Wyoming County

* SR 29 in Wyoming County over Tunkhannock Creek; Single lane controlled by flaggers will be intermittent until temporary bridge is constructed. Anticipated completion – December 2014

*State Route 307 in Ousterhout will be one lane with traffic signals for bridge repair until December 2014.

*SR 1014, (entrance to Lake Sheridan) was closed & the detour was implemented for the replacement of the existing stone arch culvert to be replaced with a precast arch culvert & related work. Anticipated reopening is July 2014.

*SR 3003 The contractor reopened SR 3003 in January. & it is currently open & will remain open until the road is closed & detour implemented to complete the roadway work. When the road is closed again it will remain that way until all roadway & the majority of the other miscellaneous work is completed. The anticipated completion date for the entire project is August 2014.

Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county. This week, some of the locations include:

SR 29 Monroe, Eaton Township
SR 92 Tunkhannock, Nicholson Township
SR 6 Clinton, Tunkhannock Township
SR 87 Forkston, Mehoopany Township
SR 6 Meshoppen Borough

Media contact: James May, 570-963-4044

Source: PennDOT District 4

Media contact:

Source:PENNDOT Engineering District 4-0
55 Keystone Industrial Park
Dunmore, PA 18512
# # #