PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of July 7-14

Posted on Friday July 7, 2017

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

Special Events:

Exit 182 (Davis Street) and Montage Mountain Rd, MoosicThroughout 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- Friday July 7 games starts at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, July 8 the games starts at 6:35 p.m. and on Sunday July 9 starts at 1:05 p.m.

Concerts- there will a concert at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Sunday, July 9 (Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young.)  The concert starts at 7 p.m.  On Monday, July 10 the Van Warped Tour will take place starting 9 a.m.    On Thursday, July 13  through Saturday, July 15 Camp Bisco will take place at the Pavilion.

Short Term:

Friday, July 7, 2017 starting at 6 p.m. to Monday, July 10 at 6 a.m.  I-81 off ramp to SR 315 will be closed.  SR 315 north and south will be closed from the entrance of the Walmart to just before the on Ramp to I-81.  The ramp will have full access to I-81 and the turnpike.  Trucks are to use the detour Ext 178 (Avoca) or Ext 170 (Wilkes-Barre).  Cars detour will be  Main St, Dupont to the Pittston By-Pass and to Oak St.

I-81 North and South bound from mile marker 230 to the New York Line from July 10  to July 14 from 8 a.m. to  4 p.m. for repair and installation of permanent traffic counting sites.

I-81-North/South-Lackawanna-Exit 185 to Exit 191-Mowing – median and shoulder areas only-Wednesday 07/12/2017-Friday 07/14/2017-7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I-81-Median-Lackawanna-191-206-Mowing-10-Jul-17-13-Jul-17-7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1-81 North and South Luzerne County  there will be a lane restriction  from Exit 165 A (Mountain Top) to Exit 168 (Highland Park, Wilke-Barre Blvd) July 17 9 p.m. to July 18 6 a.m. for cutting sensor loops for CAVC Traffic Counters.

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.