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April 25, 2014

PennDOT’ s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of April 26 to May 3, 2014

Dunmore – PennDOT announces it roadwork schedule for the week of April 26-May 3, 2014
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.
Safety Event:
Car Seat Bounty Program

Dunmore: The NEPA Child Passenger Safety Task Force and P&R Discount, Eynon will sponsor a Car Seat Bounty Program on Friday, May 2, 2014 at PennDOT 55 Keystone Industrial Park, Dunmore from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Clean out your attics, garages and closets and bring your old or broke car seat,” said Cathy Connors, Pennsylvania Chapter of the America Academy of Pediatrics, and bring them to PennDOT in Dunmore on Friday and get a reward of a discount for a new car seat and we will dispose of the car seat for you.

Car seats older than 6 years, have broken parts or have already been in a crash can be dangerous. Every seat collected can potentially save a child’s life.

SR 348 Road Closure

Dunmore – PennDOT is scheduled to close SR 348 in Mt. Cobb, Lackawanna County, starting tonight Friday April 25, 2014 at 6 p.m.to Monday April 28, 2014 6 a.m. for the replacement of a box culvert over a local bridge on SR 348. Contractor will be working 24 hours a day starting Friday thru Monday. The road will be closed 1/4 mile East of the intersection of SR 2003 Cortez Road / Smokin Joes Store. Detour will be marked and will take traffic from SR 348 over Wimmers Road to SR 590 towards Hamlin to the intersection with SR 348. Motorist should use caution when traveling in the area.

The #41 High Works bus is on a temporary detour due to road work on the Green Ridge Street bridge. On the outbound route, the bus will travel on Nay Aug Avenue to Market Street to Main Avenue to Oak Street. For the inbound route, the bus will travel from Oak Street to Main Avenue to Market Street to Nay Aug Avenue. COLTS apologizes for any inconvenience.

Interstate Work:
*I-80 - Columbia County: Exit 241 to Exit 242 An Interstate 80 rehabilitation project in the Mifflinville area. 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 WB Exit 256 (Conyngham/ Nescopeck) between on/off ramps "Expect Lane Restrictions and Flagging operations" Bridge Repair 4/22/2014 4/24/2014
*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 SB between Exit 165 (Blackman St) & Exit 155 (Dorrance) "Expect Lane Restrictions and Flagging operations" Pothole Patching 4/22/2014 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*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 was combined into one single exit. The new exit is 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 North and South Bound between Central Scranton Expressway (Exit 185) and Dunmore / Throop (Exit 188). Sweeping operation Monday (04/21) through Friday (04/25). Slow moving operation with alternate shoulder restrictions. 7 A.M. to 2:00 P.M
*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.
Traffic change: 84 Westbound from mile marker 50.3 to mile marker 46 is now traveling on Eastbound on a single lane for the remainder of 2014. This is part of the construction project that begin in the spring of 2014.
*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.
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):
No home games week of April 26 through May 3, 2014
Special Events:
Moosic Little League Parade on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Traffic issues on Main St in Moosic.
*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 Beginning on Tuesday, April 22 a contractor for PennDOT will begin repaving SR 407 (Abington Road) in Clarks Summit. The first section to be completed will be from the intersection of SR 6/11 to Grove Street. Work will begin at the intersection of SR 6/11 and during this initial phase, SR 407 Northbound will be closed, major delays are expected and they will most likely back up onto SR 6/11. For this reason, motorists are urged to seek alternate routes, such as SR 6/11 to Grove Street to Abington Road. This section should be completed in less than two weeks, so while there may be some short-term inconveniences, the final product will be a huge improvement to the road. 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 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.
THE FOLLOWING ROAD WORK WILL BE DONE IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY DURING THE WEEK April 26th, 2014; WEATHER PERMITTING AND AVAILABILITY OF EQUIPMENT.

BRIDGE WORK: Lane restriction

S.R. 84 E.B. M.M. 2.0 (a.k.a. Twin Bridges) Bridge deck and approach repairs Monday (04/28) and Tuesday (04/29). Alternate lane closures 7 A.M. to 4 P.M

S.R. 84 E.B. M.M. 5.3 (a.k.a. Roaring Brook Bridge) Bridge deck and approach repairs Wednesday (04/30) and Thursday (05/01). Alternate lane closures 7 A.M. to 4 P.M

S.R. 84 E.B. M.M. 3.4 (a.k.a. Pocono Flyover Bridge) Bridge deck and approach repairs Wednesday (04/30) and Thursday (05/01). Alternate lane closures 7 A.M. to 4 P.M

ROAD WORK:

Interstate 84 east and west bound between M.M. 2.0 to M.M. 7.8 Manual patching Monday (04/28) through Thursday (05/01), 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Alternating lane closures as needed

S.R. 435 (Moscow /Covington Twp.) Crack sealing operation Monday (04/28) through Friday (05/02). Alternate lane closures 7 A.M. to 2 P.M.

S.R. 247 (Jefferson Twp.) Manual patching operation Friday (05/02). Lane restriction with flagging operation 7 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.
Luzerne County
Special Event:
Mountain Top Area Little League opening day celebration: Traffic issues on Alberdeen Rd and Washington Park Drive from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

*SR 309 - From Tuesday (4/22) to Friday (4/25), crews will be painting lines, paving and setting barrier. As they do, there may be delays and single lane patterns in the area. By the end of this week (4/25), traffic is scheduled to be moved over 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 will be installed to allow motorists to view traffic conditions before heading out which will soon be available at www.511pa.com.
*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 May 2014. On Tuesday, April 22, the Pierce Street Bridge will be down to a single lane from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. for placing concrete spans on the westbound deck. 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
415 Luzerne Dallas Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 4/28/2014 5/2/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
309 Luzerne Dallas Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 4/28/2014 5/2/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
81 NB Luzerne between Exit 142 Hazleton & Exit 144 W. Hazleton Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Bridge Repair 4/28/2014 5/1/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
80 WB Luzerne between Exit 277 White Haven & Exit 262 Mountain Top Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Bridge Repair 4/28/2014 5/1/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
309 NB Cross Valley Luzerne Exit 3 On Ramp Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Bridge Repair 5/2/2014 5/2/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
924 Luzerne over I-81 Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Bridge Repair 5/2/2014 5/2/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
924 Luzerne 5th St Hazleton between SR 93 and Rt 309 Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations pothole repairs 4/28/2014 5/2/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
1415 Lakeview Dr Luzerne Harvey’s Lake Boro Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 4/28/2014 4/29/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
415 Lakeside Dr Luzerne Harvey’s Lake Boro Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 4/30/2014 5/1/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
4016 Harveyville Rd Luzerne Huntington Twp. Expect Lane Restrictions
and Flagging operations Patching 5/2/2014 5/2/2014 7am-2:30pm Weather Dependent
Pike County
Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.
Susquehanna County
706 None Susquehanna Jessup and Bridgewater Townships Lane Restriction Patching Monday (4/28) Friday (5/2) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
29 None Susquehanna Liberty Township Lane Restriction Patching Monday (4/28) Friday (5/2) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
1010 Harmony Susquehanna Great Bend and Oakland Townships Lane Restriction Shaping and Stabilizing Monday (4/28) Wednesday (4/30) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
1037 Steam Hollow Susquehanna Franklin and Liberty Townships Lane Restriction Shaping and Stabilizing Thursday (5/1) Friday (5/2) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent

Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.
SR 0011 NA Susquehanna Brooklyn Twp. Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 4/28/2015 5/2/2014 0700-1500
SR 0092 NA Susquehanna Gibson & Jackson Twps. Lane Restriction Pothole Patching 4/28/2015 5/2/2014 0700-1500
SR 0092 NA Susquehanna Gibson Twp. Lane Restriction Bridge Cleaning 4/28/2015 5/2/2014 0700-1500
706 None Susquehanna Bridgewater Township Lane Restriction Patching Monday (4/28) Friday (5/2) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
706 None Susquehanna Bridgewater and Franklin Townships Lane Restriction Ditching Monday (4/28) Friday (5/2) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution
1043 Lake Ave Susquehanna Bridgewater Township Lane Restriction Spray Patching Monday (4/28) Friday (5/2) 7a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
3035 Cherry St. Susquehanna Bridgewater Township Lane Restriction Spray Patching Monday (4/28) Friday (5/2) 7a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
Various Routes None Susquehanna County Wide Lane Restriction Guide Rail Work 4/28/2014 5/2/2014 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Travel with caution
81 None Susquehanna County line to State line Lane Restriction Guide Rail Work 4/28/2014 5/1/2014 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Travel with caution

Wayne County
2007 Keelersburg Wyoming Eaton Township Lane Restriction Drainage Monday (4/28) Monday (4/28) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
4015 None Wyoming Meshoppen Township Lane Restriction Drainage Tuesday (4/29) Tuesday (4/29) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
307 None Wyoming Falls Township Lane Restriction Drainage Wednesday (4/30) Wednesday (4/30) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
3006 Business 6 Wyoming Tunkhannock Borough Lane Restriction Drainage Thursday (5/1) Friday (5/2) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
*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
2007 Keelersburg Wyoming Eaton Township Lane Restriction Drainage Monday (4/28) Monday (4/28) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
4015 None Wyoming Meshoppen Township Lane Restriction Drainage Tuesday (4/29) Tuesday (4/29) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
307 None Wyoming Falls Township Lane Restriction Drainage Wednesday (4/30) Wednesday (4/30) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
3006 Business 6 Wyoming Tunkhannock Borough Lane Restriction Drainage Thursday (5/1) Friday (5/2) 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Travel with caution - Weather dependent
* 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.
Local Road: There will be a detour of Sand Bank Road from April 21 to May 21 for drainage, grading and road work.

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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