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Travel Advisory

October 18, 2013

PennDOT’s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of Oct. 18-27

Dunmore – PennDOT announces its work schedule for the week of Oct. 18-27

Note: Anyone wishing to sign up for PennDOT Travel Advisories can do so by emailing James May at jamay@pa.gov

INTERSTATE 80

80 EB Mile Marker 250 (between the county line and Exit 256 (SR 93) left lane - Expect Lane Restrictions and Flagging operations - Bridge Work 10/21-22 7am - 3pm

*As a reminder, the I-80 westbound Mifflinville on-ramp remains closed. On Monday, Oct. 21, the I-80 westbound off-ramp to Route 11 north and south (Exit 241 - Lime Ridge/Berwick) will be closed starting at 8 a.m. The ramp is expected to reopen at 1 p.m. The contractor will be installing lighting for the overhead signs. Westbound traffic wishing to use Exit 241 during the ramp closure will be directed to use Exit 242 (Mifflinville) and follow Route 339 to Main Street to Route 11.

INTERSTATE 81

I-81 NB between Exit 145 (West Hazleton) and Exit 151 (I-80 Junction) – flagging operation for bridge work. 10/23-24 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*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 beginning Monday, July 29 and will continue until spring of 2014.

Sunday & Monday – Exit 182 (Davis Street) to Exit 180 (Moosic Street) - Night time paving – 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Tuesday Exit 180 (Moosic) to Exit 184 (River Street) – Night time paving – 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Wednesday Exit 184 (River Street) to Exit 186 (Drinker Street) Night time paving – 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

INTERSTATE 84

Manual patching I-84 E.B. and W.B. Monday 10/21/2013 through Thursday 10/24/2013. Alternate lane closures as needed.



Lackawanna County:

*State Route 307 (Spruce/Moosic Street Bridge) Cedar Avenue ramp from Orchard street to the Central Scranton Expressway will be closed from April 29 to mid-September for bridge replacement. Posted detour will be Cedar Ave to Lackawanna to Spruce.

*State Route 407 (Abington Road) near Lackawanna Lake will be closed for bridge repairs.

*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. Motorist are reminded to slow down in the work zone.

*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 Utility work. Delays are expected. The contractor for Keyser Ave, is going to begin milling and paving operations starting Monday and continuing for several weeks, weather permitting. Traffic will be restricted to one lane starting at McDade Park entrance and proceeding towards Oak Street in Taylor.

*State Route 3020 (Linden Street) between St. Fran Cabrini Avenue and Eight Street Scranton continues emergency bridge repairs. Estimated data of completion in December.

Luzerne County

SR 93 between Sybertsville and Nescopeck – lane restriction and flagging for pothole patching, 10/21-25
1003 Academy St SR 1003, Academy St, Plymouth Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Inlet Repair 10/25/2013 10/25/2013 7am - 3pm
1010 Main St./ Shoemaker Ave/ (Back Rd) SR 1010, Swoyersville/ W. Wyoming/ Exeter (Back Rd) Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Shoulder Cutting 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 7am - 3pm Mon-Weds & Friday
1025 Schooley Ave SR 1025, Schooley Ave, Exeter Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Shoulder Cutting 10/24/2013 10/24/2013 7am - 3pm
2001 Ashley St SR 2001, Ashley St, Hanover Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Pothole Patching 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 7am - 3pm
2006 Main St 84-86 Main St, Duryea Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Inlet Repair 10/22/2013 10/22/2013 7am - 3pm
2035 Suscon Rd SR 2035, Suscon Rd by Chapel Rd, Pittston Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Inlet Repair 10/23/2013 10/23/2013 7am - 3pm
3005 Cow Path Rd SR 3005, Cow Path Rd, Slocum Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Crack Sealing 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 7am - 3pm
3007 Blue Ridge Trail SR 3007, Blue Ridge Trail, Slocum Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Crack Sealing 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 7am - 3pm
6309 Kidder St SR 6309, Kidder St by Pizza Hut, Wilkes-Barre Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Inlet Repair 10/21/2013 10/21/2013 7am - 3pm
309 SB 309 SB Rt 309 SB at Carverton Rd, Kingston Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patch Inlet 10/24/2013 10/24/2013 7am - 3pm
*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.

*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 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.

Pike County


590 Lackawaxen Township seg 50/2202 alternating lanes Pipe Replacement inlet/endwall repair 21-Oct 21-Oct 07:30 to 2:30 PM
590 Lackawaxen Township seg 50/2202 alternating lanes Trench restoration 25-Oct 25-Oct 07:30 to 2:30 PM

2006 Log Tavern Dingman Township alternating lanes Crack sealing 25-Oct 25-Oct 07:30 to 2:30 PM

4004 Bloomingrove Rd Bloomingrove Township seg 70-120 alternating lanes Grad all Work 21-Oct 24-Oct 07:30 to 2:30 PM

RT 6 & 209 Metz's Bridge Milford alternating lanes Concrete deck Patching 25-Oct 25-Oct 07:30 to 2:30 PM

*State Route 6 over Sawkill Creek will be single lane controlled by a traffic signal for bridge work until late October

*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
SR 29 Bridgewater Single Lane Patching 21-Oct 25-Oct

29 Bridgewater Township Lane Restriction Inlet Repair Monday (10/21) Friday (10/25) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
92 Falls Township Lane Restriction Pipe Repair Monday (10/21) Monday (10/21) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
92 Falls Township Lane Restriction Pipe Trench Patching Friday (10/25) Friday (10/25) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2001 Monroe Township Lane Restriction Pipe Trench Patching Tuesday (10/22) Tuesday (10/22) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2007 Keelersburg Rd, North-Moreland Township Lane Restriction Inlet Repair Wednesday (10/23) Wednesday (10/23) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
2031 Overfield Township Lane Restriction Pipe Trench Patching Thursday (10/24) Thursday (10/24) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
4002 Silver Lake Township Signed Detour Paving Monday (10/21) Friday (10/25) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SR 0092 Lenox Twp. Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 0700-1500
SR 1013 Turnpike Street, Oakland Twp Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 0700-1500
SR 1018 New Milford Twp. No closure Sign Review 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 0700-1500
SR 2012 Clifford Twp. Lane Restriction Ditching 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 0700-1500

*State Route 106 in Clifford will be single lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal for bridge replacement until November of 2013.

*State Route 106 the intersection of Mud Road and SR 106 will be closed from June, 11 to November. In order to reach Mud Road from SR 106 motorists will have to follow the posted detour.

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

*State Route 267 in Lawton Township traffic will travel on the temporary road way until October 2013. Travel with Caution.

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

*State Route 858 in Little Meadows will be single lane controlled by temporary traffic signals over Apolacon Creek. Until end of October.

*SR 3029, Forest Lake Township will be closed for bridge structure replacement until November 4.

*State Route 4002 (Quaker Lake Road/Laurel Lake Road/Franklin Hill Road) between Owego Street in Silver Lake and SR 29 in Liberty will be closed for road wash out from heavy rain from July 1, 2013 to February 3, 2014. There is a detour in place.

Wayne County


435 DRINKER PIKE LEHIGH SINGLE LANE PATCHING 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 07:00-15:00
1010 Smith Hill RD Oregon TWP SINGLE LANE Manual Patching 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 07:00-15:00
3024 Middle Creek Rd Cherry Ridge TWP SINGLE LANE Manual Patching 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 07:00-15:00
3028 Owego TPK Palmyra TWP SINGLE LANE Crack Sealing 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 07:00-15:00
4012 SHADAGEE RD STARRUCCA BORO SINGLE LANE FLOOD WORK 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 07:00-15:00
4033 S. PRESTON RD PRESTON TWP SINGLE LANE FLOOD WORK 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 07:00-15:00
4041 ROCK LAKE RD PRESTON TWP SINGLE LANE FLOOD WORK 10/21/2013 10/25/2013 07:00-15:00
*SR 247 in Wayne County is closed 1 mile North of the intersection with SR 371 for repairs. A detour is set up. Work is expected to be completed by Mid December.

*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 will have a weight restriction of 4 ton.

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

NOW OPEN: *State Route 1008 in Damascus Township over Delaware River Tributary will be closed for bridge work with an estimated completion in September 2013

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

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

*SR 4014 (NOW OPEN): SR 4014 in Wayne Co. that has been closed since this summer’s flooding will be reopened by the end of the day on Monday, September 16. Work on SR 4017, which is still closed will start on Tuesday, September 17. This work is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

Wyoming County

*SR 307 Falls Temporary Box Culvert 10/1/2013 11/30/2013 Estimated Over Buttermilk Creek
Roadway 2 lanes Between Dickinson RD and Lower Mill City RD
SR 858 Little Medows one Lane Signals Box Culvert 6/24/2013 10/30/2013 Single lane temp roadway


6 Meshoppen / Washington Township Single lane Crack Sealing Monday (10/21) Friday (10/25) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

6 Tunkhannock Township Single lane Bridge approach Monday (10/21) Monday (10/21) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

6 Tunkhannock Township Single lane Shoulder repair Friday (10/25) Friday (10/25) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

29 Noxen Township Single lane Ditch cleaning Monday (10/21) Wednesday (10/23) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

29 Noxen Township Single lane Shoulder stabilization Thursday (10/24) Thursday (10/24) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

87 Washington Township Single lane Bridge approach Tuesday (10/22) Tuesday (10/22) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

1010 Clinton Township Single lane Patching Tuesday (10/22) Thursday (10/24) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

3002 Noxen Township Single lane Ditch cleaning Friday (10/5) Friday (10/5) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

3002 Noxen Township Single lane Sidewalk repair Wednesday (10/23) Friday (10/5) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

4019 Wahsington Township Single lane Shoulder stabilization Monday (10/21) Monday (10/21) 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
with signals Box culvert

SR 3003 The work that was originally scheduled to begin on Monday, October 7 is being delayed until Monday, October 28, with a compressed scheduled to help alleviate the concern of vehicles traveling on SR 3004 (John Sheehan Road) in the winter months. On Monday, October 28, the contractor will close SR 3003 (Sugar Hollow Road) and implement a detour for 1-2 months in order to complete stream excavation and construction of a retaining wall. After the work is complete, they have agreed to reconstruct the current road and reopen SR 3003 (Sugar Hollow Road) for the winter. In the spring, the road will be closed again and the detour implemented until the summer. The 6.6 mile detour will be posted from SR 87 to SR 3004 (John Sheehan Road). This is part of a $3.3 million project to replace the bridge over Mehoopany Creek. The anticipated completion date for the entire project is August 2014.

* SR 29 in Wyoming County over Tunkhannock Creek; Single lane controlled by flaggers will be intermittent until temporary bridge is constructed. Project will work this fall and all next year.

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

*State Route 1025 (Station Hill Road) in Nicholson Township the railroad owned bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railroad will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic until further notice due to the poor condition of the bridge. There is a posted detour.

*State Route 3003 The work that was originally scheduled to begin on Monday, October 7 is being delayed until Monday, October 28, with a compressed scheduled to help alleviate the concern of vehicles traveling on SR 3004 (John Sheehan Road) in the winter months. On Monday, October 28, the contractor will close SR 3003 (Sugar Hollow Road) and implement a detour for 1-2 months in order to complete stream excavation and construction of a retaining wall. After the work is complete, they have agreed to reconstruct the current road and reopen SR 3003 (Sugar Hollow Road) for the winter. In the spring, the road will be closed again and the detour implemented until the summer. The 6.6 mile detour will be posted from SR 87 to SR 3004 (John Sheehan Road). This is part of a $3.3 million project to replace the bridge over Mehoopany Creek. The anticipated completion date for the entire project is August 2014.


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