The following work is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81.
Short Term Projects:
Starting Friday, September 26, there will be a single lane on I-81 north and south starting at exit 190 (Dickson City) to Exit 191 (Business Route 6) for final paving. The work will begin at 6 p.m. and go to 6 a.m. Saturday. The work will resume on Sunday, September 28 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday, September 29.
I-81 south bound will be down to a single lane on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) to 180 (Moosic) for pavement repair. The work will also take place again on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Exit 191B: The ramp from Interstate 81 South to Exit 191B (Scranton Expressway) is now closed and will remain closed for the next three weeks. The single lane pattern on Interstate 81 South was moved to the center lane last night, and work is taking place on the right lane of I-81 South at the 191B exit. As the work is being completed, the off-ramp cannot be accessed. While the ramp is closed, it will also be repaved.
I-81 Crack sealing in the North bound and South bound direction from the Luzerne County line to the concrete pavement area north of the Central Scranton Expressway Monday 09/29/2014 through Thursday 10/02/2014 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alternate lane closures as needed.
I-81 bridge deck repairs north bound at the East Benton Exit 201 Monday 9/29/2014 and Tuesday 9/30/2014. Right lane closed on Monday. Left lane closed on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
I-81 Bridge deck repairs Interstate 81 north bound at the Fleetville/Tompkinsville Exit 202 Wednesday 10/01/2014. Right lane closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
I-81-NB-Lackawanna-201 to 202-Bridge Deck Patching-Monday 09/29/2014-Wednesday 10/01/2014-7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
I-81-SB/NB-Lackawanna-Luzerne Co. Line and Exit 185 Central Scranton.-Crack Sealing-Monday 09/29/2014-Thursday 10/02/2014-9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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-NB Lackawanna Crack seal in the North bound and South bound direction from the Luzerne County Line to the concrete pavement area north of the Central Scranton Expressway. The work will commence on Monday, September 22, 2014 and will last approximately three weeks. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
I-81 – Lackawanna County – between Exit 188 (Dunmore/Throop) and Exit 190 (Main Avenue) – Lane shifts on I-81, the ramp from Main Avenue to I-81 North is now open. 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.