PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of July 21-28

Posted on Monday July 24, 2017

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

Special Events:

Exit 182 (Davis Street) and Montage Mountain Rd, Moosic- Throughout the summer, various events will take place near both of these locations, and may cause traffic issues. The events for this week are as follows:

Baseball games-Thursday and Friday game starts at 7:05 p.m. On Saturday,  July 22 at 6:35 p.m. and Sunday, July 23 starts at  1:05 p.m.

There will be concerts at the Pavilion at Montage on Tuesday, July 25 (Boston-The-Band and Joan Jett and Blackhearts) and Wednesday, July 26 (One Republic, Fitz & the Tantrums and James Arthur).  The contractor will continue with multiply lanes closures both northbound and southbound on I-81 from mile marker 205.5 to 223.5 in Susquehanna County.

Please note that on August 12 and 13 there will be major traffic issues on I-81 and surrounding roads due the four day concert at Montage Mountain and  The Northeast Pennsylvania Air Show at the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton International Airport.


The contractor working on the I-81 Pavement Preservation Project in Susquehanna County will continue to have lane closures Monday July 24th at 12:00 am through Friday July 28th at 2:00 pm

Northbound lane closures will be from Mile Marker 214.5 to 223.5 and Southbound lane closures will be from Mile Marker 223.5 to 220.5.

I-81-North-Luzerne-164/ 168-Bridge Deck repair-7/24/2017-7/27/2017-8 p.m. to 4 am.

I-81 North and South bound Susquehanna County from Exit 202 (Fleetville-Tompkinsville) to Exit 206 (Glenwood-Lenoxville) there will be lane restrictions for a bridge replacement project. Work will take place at mm 205.4 and 206.6. The detour requests to set temporary barrier on the i-81 bridge project.

Nighttime closures of I-81 are planned next week as construction begins on the Lenoxville Road bridge over I-81 in Lenox Township, Susquehanna County.

On Tuesday, July 25, motorists should expect I-81 northbound to be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Then, on Wednesday, July 26, I-81 southbound will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6. a.m.   During the nighttime detours, all motorists will be detoured to Route 374 and Route 92 back to I-81.   Motorists should also expect intermittent lane closures of I-81 northbound and southbound during the week of July 24.

Long Term:

Exit 170 (Bear Creek/Wilkes Barre) and Exit 178 (Avoca/Wilkes Barre Scranton Airport)-Construction is taking place on I-81 North and South between these exits. PennDOT is replacing four, old 2-lane bridges with new 3-lane bridges. There are two lane shifts taking place northbound. However, there are two lanes open throughout the entirety of that work. The purpose of this project is to widen the bridges in preparation for the widening of I-81 that PennDOT hopes to do in the future. The project should be completed by late fall.

Exit 175 (Pittston) -Traffic patterns changes will include a split roughly 1,000 feet north of this exit. These changes will be in place until October. Crews use the split pattern so they can do work in the middle lane while still maintaining two lanes of traffic.

Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) -The Armstrong Drive widening project going from Exit 175 to SR 315 northbound at Oak Street is now complete. The completion of this project allows for three lanes of traffic to come off the exit ramp.

Exits 199 (Scott), 201 (East Benton), and 202 (Fleetville/Tompkinsville)- There are several bridges being replaced in Spring of 2017.

Exit 202 (Fleetville/Tompkinsville) to Exit 199 (Scott)-Work is being done for the replacement of bridge decks, causing single lane traffic in this location until November. A detour will take traffic on to I-81 northbound to Exit 206 (Lenoxville).

Exit 202 (Fleetville/Tompkinsville) to Exit 230 (Great Bend/Susquehanna)- The pavement preservation project began on May 1, causing multiple single lane closures in both the northbound and southbound directions. The lane restrictions will be in place until November, with the exception of being removed over the weekends barring any emergencies.