I-81 Bridge Projects in Plains Township

Posted on Monday July 29, 2013

I-81, Plains Township – Rehabilitation and improvement of a section of Northbound and Southbound Interstate 81.  The project includes replacement of four bridges (two over SR 2020, Jumper Road and two over Sunset Road) and the bridges widened for two lanes of traffic.  The project also includes excavation, full depth bituminous pavement, drainage, guiderail, temporary concrete barrier, erosion and sediment control measures, pavement markers, temporary traffic control, signing, bridge removal, piles, temporary excavation and support, and other miscellaneous construction.  The project is expected to be completed July 2016.  The total project cost is $20.7 million.

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, 2013 and will continue until fall of 2014.