The following work is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81 in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Short Term Projects:
I-81 North – Luzerne – Between Exit 170A (Bear Creek) and Exit 170 B (Wilkes-Barre) the northbound driving lane will be closed to replace damaged overhead signs from Sunday, July 13, 2014 on Monday, July 14, 2014, 8pm to 6am
I-81 – Luzerne – Wilkes-Barre Twp. will Bridge Deck Repair from Sunday, July 13, 2014 to Thursday, July 17, 2014
I-81 – Lackawanna – Between Exit 184 (River Street) and Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) – the north and south passing lanes will be closed to re-lamp overhead lights with new lights from Monday, July 14, 2014 to Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 8pm to 6am
I-81 North – Susquehanna – Between Exit 211 (Lenox) and Exit 230 (Great Bend) there will be a right lane closure for spray patching from Monday, July 14, 2014 to Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7am to 3pm
Long Term Projects:
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 – between Exit 180 (Moosic) to Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) there will be lane shifts due to reconstruction work to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport Exit including 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. Anticipated completion – November 2015.
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 – Schuylkill County – Between Exit 134 (Delano) and 138 (PA 309) will be single lane in both directions and Exit 138 will be closed due to a long term reconstruction/rehabilitation project. 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. Anticipated Complete – March 2015.