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Travel Advisory

April 11, 2014

PennDOT’ s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of April 13 to April 19. 2014

Dunmore – PennDOT announces next week’s roadwork schedule

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 570-963-4044.

Scranton Tomorrow, Penn State’s Master Gardeners and the University of Scranton will be conducting a cleanup and flower planting in downtown Scranton on Sunday, April 13, 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):
Friday, April 18 at 7:0 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 at 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, April 20 at 1:05 p.m.

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-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 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-81 a single lane closure to take concrete core samples for the bridge deck carrying I-81 over Johnson Street and Allan Rd on Tuesday, April 15 and April 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shoulders are only 4’ wide. Lane closure ends immediately before exit 165.

I-81 There will short traffic delays starting on April 14 for the final stages of the I-81 bridge project over Main Ave, Dickson City for large crane movements.

*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 – crews will be doing crack sealing on I-84 in Pike County, M-Th from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – right lane and shoulder closures. The exits will be 24 to exit 30.

!-84- West Pike County mile marker 34.1 there will be a lane closure for bridge deck repair on Monday April 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

!-84 West Pike County mile marker 32.5 there will be a lane closure for bridge deck repair on Tuesday, April 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

I-84 East Pike County at Exit 34 there will be a lane closure for bridge deck repair on Wednesday, April 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

1-84 East Pike County mike marker 30.0 to 42.2 there will be a lane closure for crack sealing from April 14 to April 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Right lane and shoulder will be closed.


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 – 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.

BRIDGE WORK: Lane restriction

S.R. 84 W.B. M.M. 2.1 (a.k.a. Twin Bridges) Bridge deck and approach repairs Monday (04/14) through Thursday (04/17). Alternate lane closures 8 A.M. to 4 P.M

S.R. 84 W.B. M.M. 2.0 (a.k.a. S.R. 435 Flyover Bridge) Bridge deck and approach repairs Monday (04/14) through Thursday (04/17). Alternate lane closures 8 A.M. to 4 P.M

ROAD WORK:

S.R 81 North and South Bound between Central Scranton Expressway (Exit 185) and Dunmore / Throop (Exit 188). Sweeping operation Monday (04/14) through Friday (04/18). Slow moving operation with alternate shoulder restrictions. 7 A.M. to 2:00 P.M

Interstate 84 east and west bound between M.M. 5.0 to M.M. 7.8 Manual patching Monday 04/14/2014 through Thursday 04/17/2014, 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Alternating lane closures as needed

S.R. 435 (Moscow /Covington Twp.) Crack sealing operation Monday (04/14) through Friday (04/18). Alternate lane closures 7 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Please Note: Hercules will be setting the steel decking for their work platform across SR’s 6&11 the week of April 14, 2014. The exact days are unknown at this point and advanced notice will be made.

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


Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.

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.

*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.

*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.
Detour: SR 315 to SR 2017 (Pittston Avenue/Yatesville Road) to SR 2024 (S. Main) to SR 11 (James A. Musto Bypass) to Oak Street (reverse for opposite direction). At the longest point, it is 4 miles. Throughout construction, local traffic will be allowed to travel up to the project area, but will not be able to physically cross the railroad tracks. Also, during the construction, the signs prohibiting trucks on the detour route will be covered and trucks will be allowed on the detour route. However, once construction is complete, the truck ban that is currently in place will be reinstated.

*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

SR 309 South Bound just over the Susquehanna River starting Sunday April 13 at 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Fabcor will be replacing the existing bridge compression seals on the bridge deck. The project should last for two weeks.


309 Cross Valley Luzerne from Luzerne to Carverton Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 4/14/2014 4/18/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
1006 River St Luzerne Forty Fort Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Deck Sounding 4/14/2014 4/15/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
29 Luzerne Lake Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Ditching 4/14/2014 4/16/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
118 Luzerne Ross Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 4/17/2014 4/18/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
4024 Talcotts Hill Rd Luzerne Fairmount Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching on bridge structure 4/16/2014 4/16/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
4007 McHenry Rd Luzerne Union Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching on bridge structure 4/14/2014 4/15/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
4035 Register Rd Luzerne Huntington Twp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching on bridge structure 4/14/2014 4/14/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
80 WB Luzerne Exit 256 between on and off ramps Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations bridge Deck repairs 4/14/2014 4/17/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
309 North Cross Valley Luzerne Exit 3 on ramp from River St, Plains NB Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations bridge Deck repairs 4/15/2014 4/16/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
309 North Cross Valley Luzerne Exit 3 off ramp to River ST, Plains SB Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations bridge Deck repairs 4/17/2014 4/18/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
3017 Poplar ST Luzerne Hazelton Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Pothole Patching 4/14/2014 4/18/2014 7am - 3pm Weather Dependent
The Great PA Cleanup Day is scheduled for April 26, 2014. The Department provides gloves, vests and bags. If anyone, or group is interested and did not receive a mailing previously, please contact us at 570 826-2386.

Pike County

*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.

Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.

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.

706 None Susquehanna Bridgewater Township Lane Restriction Patching Monday (4/14) Friday (4/18) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
29 None Susquehanna Bridgewater and Franklin Townships Lane Restriction Ditching Monday (4/14) Friday (4/18) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

29 None Susquehanna Franklin and Liberty Townships Lane Restriction Patching Monday (4/14) Friday (4/18) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
706 None Susquehanna Jessup, Bridgewater, and New Milford Townships Lane Restriction Patching Monday (4/14) Friday (4/18) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent

SR 0011 Susquehanna Brooklyn Twp Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 4/14/2015 4/18/2014 7am. To 3 p.m.

SR 0081 Susquehanna Lenox Twp Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 4/14/2015 4/16/2014 7am. To 3 p.m.

SR 0081 Susquehanna Lenox Twp Lane Restriction Core Borings 4/17/2015 4/17/2014 7am. To 3 p.m.

SR 0092 Susquehanna Thompson /Jackson Twps Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 4/14/2015 4/18/2014 7am. To 3 p.m.

SR 0011 Susquehanna Great Bend Twp Lane Restriction Bridge Cleaning 4/14/2015 4/18/2014 7am. To 3 p.m.

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, 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 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.

29 None Susquehanna Franklin and Liberty Townships Lane Restriction Patching Monday (4/14) Friday (4/18) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
706 None Susquehanna Jessup, Bridgewater, and New Milford Townships Lane Restriction Patching Monday (4/14) Friday (4/18) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
92 None Wyoming Tunkhannock, Clinton, and Nicholson Townships Lane Restriction Drainage and Brushing Monday (4/14) Friday (4/18) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
1008 None Wyoming Lemon and Nicholson Townships Lane Restriction Core Borings Wednesday (4/16) Wednesday (4/16) 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
4008 Meshoppen Creek Wyoming Lemon, Washington, and Meshoppen Townships Lane Restriction Core Borings Wednesday (4/16) Wednesday (4/16) 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
4019 Lemon Creek Wyoming Washington Township Lane Restriction Core Borings Wednesday (4/16) Wednesday (4/16) 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county. This week, some of the locations include:

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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