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Travel Advisory

May 23, 2014

PennDOT’ s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of May 23 - 30

Dunmore – The following work is scheduled for this week throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Note: Anyone wishing to sign up for PennDOT Travel Advisories can do so by emailing James May at jamay@pa.gov
Please Note: PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31. If you would like to get involved, please call 570-963-3502.
Special Events:
Friday, May 23 the 4:20 p.m. Jessup COLTS bus will not go up Church Street to the ball field due to St. Ubaldo Day events. The bus will instead turn right at the deli on Cherry Street, then right again on 4th Avenue to Lane Street, travel one block to Constitution Avenue, and then return to the regular route
Saturday, May 24, the 3:15 p.m. inbound Jessup bus will not go up Church Street to the ball field. COLTS will instead turn right at the deli on Cherry Street, then right again on 4th Avenue to Lane Street, travel one block to Constitution Avenue and then return to the regular route. This detour will occur on every inbound route; the last inbound #12 Jessup on Saturday is 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 24, 2014 – Freeland Borough – SR 2049 (Front Street) between SR 2049 (Birkbeck Street) and Sabol Street will be closed from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. for Freeland Annual Car Show.
Sunday, May 25 to Monday, May 26 – Freeland Borough – SR 2049 (Front Street) between SR 2049 (Birkbeck Street) and Sabol Street will be closed from Sunday 6 A.M. to Monday 5 P.M. for Freeland Memorial Day Celebration.
Monday, May 26 – Montrose – SR 29, SR 706, and SR 167 will be closed from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Montrose Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 26 – Dallas – SR 415 (Memorial Highway) from Center Hill to Dallas Center, SR 1047 (Lake Street) from East Center Hill to SR 415, and SR 1044 (East Center Hill) from Lake Street to Warden Cemetery will be closed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for Dallas 77th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Services.
Interstate 80:
*I-80 - Columbia County: Exit 241 to Exit 242 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 project is scheduled for completion in 2015.
Interstate 81:
*I-81 – Schuylkill County – There are long term lane restrictions 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. All traffic has been 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 and access from I-81 north and south to PA 309 north (Exit 138) is closed. 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
*I-81 – Luzerne County - 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
*I-81 – Luzerne County - Exit 178A (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport) and Exit 178B (Avoca) have now been combined into one exit, Exit 178 (Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport/Avoca).
*I-81 – Lackawanna County - 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 – November 2015.
Night Work - Interstate 81 south bound at M.M. 184.5 (a.k.a. Moosic St. Bridge) bridge deck and joint repairs Tuesday night 5/27/2014, 7 P.M. to 5 A.M. Right lane and ramp lane closures as needed
*I-81 – Lackawanna County - 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 – Lackawanna County – Exit 188 (Dunmore/Throop) to Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) will have a milling and paving operation north and south from Tuesday, May 27 to Friday, May 3, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Interstate 84:
I-84 West Pike 30.1mm-26 mm lane closure Mill & Fill 27-May 29-May 6:00:00 AM to 6:00 PM alternating lanes
I-84 West Pike 34.1 lane closure Bridge Concrete deck repair 27-May 27-May 07:30AM-2:30PM alternating lanes
184 West Pike 33.5 lane closure Bridge Concrete deck repair 5/28/2014 5/28/2014 07:30AM-2:30PM alternating lanes
I-84 West Pike 26.1 lane closure Bridge Concrete deck repair 5/29/2014 5/29/2014 07:30-2:30 PM alternating lanes

*I-84 East – Pike County – Exit 30 (Blooming Grove/Porters Lake (Pecks Pond)) to Exit 46 (Milford), passing lane will be closed for Bridge core borings from Tuesday, May 27 to Sunday, June 8 (Excluding Holidays and weekends)

*I-84 – Pike County – Last fall, PennDOT began a major rebuilding project on Interstate 84 between Exit 46 (Matamoras) and the New York line. Traffic has been 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 – Pike County - between Exit 46 (Milford) and Exit 34 (Lords Valley/Dingman’s Ferry) There is a single lane closure on I-84 West for two Bridge Deck Replacements. Anticipated completion - fall 2014.
Lackawanna County:
The SWB Rail Riders will have home games on the following dates and times. There may be traffic delays at the beginning and end of each game near I-81 Exit 182(Davis Street/Montage Mountain Road):
Thursday, May 22, 6:35 P.M.
Friday, May 23, 7:05 P.M.
Saturday, May 24, 7:05 P.M.
Sunday, May 25, 1:05 P.M.

*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 – 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

S.R. 247 (Moosic Lake Rd. – Jefferson Twp.) and S.R. 2008 (Marshwood Rd. – Olyphant Boroughs) shoulder cutting operation Wednesday (05/28) through Friday (05/29). Lane restriction with flagging operation 7 A.M. to 2 P.M.
*SR 348 - Box Culvert Replacement, Mt Cobb, 1/2 mile East of Cortez Road. Work To begin in April and be completed by June 2014.
Night Work – S.R. 307 (Moosic Street – City of Scranton) bridge deck and joint repairs Monday night 5/26/14, 7 P.M. to 5 A.M. Alternate lane closures as needed

*State Route 407 This weekend, a contractor for PennDOT will complete repaving SR 407 (Abington Road) between SR 6/11 and Grove Street in Clarks Summit. After this initial section is complete, repaving will continue on Abington Road almost as far as the Lackawanna State Park. This work is part of a $4.8 million contract that will also repave portions of SR 690, SR 1001 and SR 2010 in the region.
*State Route 435 over 348 in Elmhurst will be single lane for bridge replacement until April 2015.
S.R. 435 (Covington Twp.) Crack sealing operation Tuesday (05/27). Alternate lane closures 7 A.M. to 2 P.M.
*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
Night Work – S.R. 6006 (North Scranton Expressway/Business Rt. 6) bridge deck and joint repairs Wednesday night 5/28/14 and Thursday night 5/29/14, 7 P.M. to 5 A.M. Road closure with established Detour.
Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.
Luzerne County:
*SR 93 (Broad Street) – Hazleton – paving will continue from Winters to Vine, after the holiday crews should be milling from the Hazleton Hospital area (Wllson Street) to Poplar Street

*SR 309 - Blasting is scheduled for Monday, May 5. Traffic will be stopped for 10-15 minutes when they blast. As soon as the specific time is known, we will send out an alert to the public. Traffic is now in single lane patterns in the area and will remain in single-lane patterns until late fall. To ensure public safety, PennDOT is also imposing a ban on trucks over 10.5 tons that will be in effect at all times in the southbound lane and from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. going north. This work is a $5.2 million safety enhancement project that will blast and remove portions of the rock in the area. By widening the rock cut, less water will flow onto the road, and more sunlight will be able to reach the road surface, thereby reducing the amount of ice on the road. Throughout the duration of the project, the speed limit will be reduced to 35 m.p.h. Two portable cameras have been installed to allow motorists to view traffic conditions before heading out and are available at www.511pa.com. 5/2 Update: Currently, the signs for the truck ban and the detour have not arrived, and PennDOT did not want to hold up the project any longer. Until the signs come in (and it is over 300 signs for a 26 mile detour
*State Route 1011 (Pierce Street) at the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River will be single lane in both directions for deck replacement until June 2014. Flaggers will be used to control traffic.
*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. The contractor is required to notify the home owner if they are closing the drive for any length of time. Drives are never closed overnight. Work will be done between Phoenix and Constitution. 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. Anticipated completion – end of August.
*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

11 Luzerne Salem Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 5/27/2014 5/29/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
239 Luzerne Huntington Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 5/30/2014 5/30/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
309 North Cross Valley Luzerne Exit 3 On Ramp from River St to 309 NB Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Bridge Deck Repair 5/27/2014 5/27/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
81 NB MM 144 Luzerne between Exit 143 Hazleton & Exit 145 West Hazleton Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Bridge Deck Repair 5/28/2014 5/30/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
924 15th St Luzerne Hazleton Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 5/28/2014 5/30/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
424 Luzerne Hazleton Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Crack Sealing 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
315 Luzerne from Dupont to Plains Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
2032 Parsonage St Luzerne Pittston Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 5/27/2014 5/28/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
29 Luzerne Hanover Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 5/27/2014 5/27/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
2002 Sans Souci Luzerne Hanover Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 5/28/2014 5/30/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
3006 Pond Hill Mnt Rd Luzerne Slocum Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Crack Sealing 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
3007 Blue Ridge Trail Luzerne Slocum Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Crack Sealing 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent

Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.
Pike County:
RT 6 Pike 190/000 Lackawaxen Township by Weber Rd lane Restriction Channel Clearing 30-May 30-May 7:30AM - 2:30 PM Expect delays
Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.
Susquehanna County:
SR 0011 NA Susquehanna Brooklyn Twp Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 0700-1500
SR 0092 NA Susquehanna Jackson Twps Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 0700-1500
SR 0106 NA Susquehanna Clifford Twp. Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 0700-1500
SR 0092 NA Susquehanna Gibson Twp. No Restrictions Bridge Deck Cleaning 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 0700-1500
267 None Susquehanna Auburn, Rush, and Choconut Townships Lane Restriction Patching Tuesday (5/27) Friday (5/30) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
2015 None Susquehanna Dimock and Brooklyn Townships Lane Restriction Shaping and Stablizing Tuesday (5/27) Friday (5/30) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
1057 None Susquehanna Harmony Township Lane Restriction Shaping and Stablizing Tuesday (5/27) Wednesday (5/28) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
1011 None Susquehanna Harmony Township Lane Restriction Shaping and Stablizing Thursday (5/29) Friday (5/30) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent

Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.
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,
*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.
670 Bethany Tpk Wayne Mt. Pleasant Single Lane Brushing 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 07:00 - 15:00
4012 Maple Grove Wayne Preston Single Lane Grading Dirt Roads 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 07:00 - 15:00
4019 Maplewood Wayne Lake Twp Single Lane Drainage 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 07:00 - 15:00
1031 Church Rd Wayne Damascus Single Lane Stabilize unpaved Rd. 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 07:00 - 15:00
6 Main St Wayne Texas Twp Single Lane Pothole patch 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 07:00 - 15:00
1029 Carfield Rd Wayne Damascus Single Lane Reshape unpaved Rd. 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 07:00 - 15:00
1012 Griffith Rd Wayne Damascus Single Lane Reshape unpaved Rd. 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 07:00 - 15:00
507 Carlton Wayne Dreher Single Lane Patching 5/27/2014 5/30/2014 07:00 - 15:00
Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.
Wyoming County:
* SR 92 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.
3001 None Wyoming Forkston Township Lane Restriction Patching Tuesday (5/27) Tuesday (5/27) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
2035 None Wyoming Tunkhannock Township Lane Restriction Patching Wednesday (5/28) Wednesday (5/28) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
1002 None Wyoming Tunkhannock Township Lane Restriction Patching Thursday (5/29) Thursday (5/29) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
3006 Business 6 Wyoming Tunkhannock Township Lane Restriction Drainage Friday (5/30) Friday (5/30) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
309 Wyoming Monroe Township Single lane Patching Tuesday (5/27) Wednesday (5/28) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
6 Wyoming Tunkhannock Township Single lane Patching Thursday (5/29) Friday (5/30) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2018 Wyoming Monroe Township Single lane Ditch cleaning Tuesday (5/27) Tuesday (5/27) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2017 Wyoming Falls Township Single lane Patching Wednesday (5/28) Friday (5/30) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
4017 Wyoming Meshoppen Township Single lane Patching Tuesday (5/27) Wednesday (5/28) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
87 Wyoming North Branch Township Single lane Crack Sealing Thursday (5/29) Friday (5/30) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
3002 Wyoming Noxen Township Single lane Deck Cleaning Tuesday (5/27) Tuesday (5/27) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
92 Wyoming Nicholson Borough Single lane Deck Patching Wednesday (5/28) Thursday (5/29) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
92 Wyoming Falls Township Single lane Deck Patching Friday (5/30) Friday (5/30) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.
Media contact: James May, 570-963-4044
Source: PennDOT District 4
James May | District Press Officer
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
District 4 Office
55 Keystone Industrial Park | Dunmore, Pa 18512
Office 570-963-4044 | Fax 570-614-2957
www.neparoads.com * www.511PA.com

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.

Media contact:

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