PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of September 16-23

Posted on Monday September 19, 2016

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81.

Short term Projects:

Exit 170 A (Bear Creek) to Exit 165 (Mountain Top) there will be a single lane closure south bound from Monday, Sept 19 to Thursday, Sept 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for pothole patching.

I-81 starting Monday, September 19 to  Friday, September 23 from Exit 206 (Lenox) to 230 (Great Bend) there will guiderail repair taking place.

Long Term Projects:

Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) to Exit 202 (Fleetville – Tompinksville).  A private contractor for PennDOT continues work on a $9,982,000 project to replace bridge decks on Interstate 81 North and South between Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) and Exit 202 (Fleetville – Tompinksville).  In order to expedite the project, all northbound work will be conducted throughout 2016.  All southbound work will be conducted in 2017.  There will be single lane traffic from Exit 199 to 202 from April through November each year. The locations of the bridges to be replaced are as follows:
2016 – Northbound:
          Bridge at Exit 199 (Scott)
Bridge at Exit 201 (East Benton)
Two bridges at Exit 202 (Fleetville – Tompkinsville)
2017 – Southbound:
Two bridges at Exit 202 (Fleetville – Tompkinsville)
Bridge at Exit 201 (East Benton)
Bridge at Exit 199 (Scott)
In addition to the replacement of the bridge decks, there will be paving of the shoulders, the approaches and on SR 107 under I-81.

81 Northbound, Lackawanna County, On-Ramp from SR 438 (East Benton Exit # 201) to SR 81 NB is now OPEN.

NOW OPEN I-81, Dupont – reconstruct I-81, Exit 178, and Airport Access Road, Avoca, 3 roundabouts, New on and off ramps, construction of new Navy Way from Terminal Road to Commerce Road (Grimes Industrial Park), Let May 2013, NTP June 2013, To Be Completed September 2016 – $43.01 million.

I-81, Jenkins – I-81 Bridges Jenkins/Pittston, Rehabilitation and improvement of 81 North and South between Exit 170 (Bear Creek/Wilkes-Barre) and Exit 175 (Avoca/Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport), construction of four single span steel plate girder bridges, removal of existing bridges, milling, superpave asphalt wearing course, overhead sign structures, temporary cross overs, drainage, guiderail, temporary concrete barrier, erosion and sediment control measures, pavement markers, temporary traffic control, signing, temporary excavation and support, and other miscellaneous construction, Let January 2014, NTP March 2014, To Be Completed October 2017.

I-81 Split – Motorists heading north on I-81 will need to make a lane decision approximately one mile before Exit 175 (Pittston).  Motorists in the right lane will be able to exit at 175.  Motorists in the left lane will not be able to access the exit because a contractor will be working in the area between the two lanes. This split pattern will be in place until Fall. NOW IN PLACE: A second split is now in place about 1,000 feet north of the first split near Exit 175 (Pittston). Crews use the split pattern so they can do work in the middle lane while still maintaining two lanes of traffic on I-81. Motorists will need to stay in their lanes as they travel through the construction area. This split will be in place until next year. The entire I-81 project is scheduled to be complete by summer of 2017.