PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of August 11-18

Posted on Monday August 14, 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:

There will home baseball games on Tuesday, August 15 to Friday, August 18.  Games start at 7:05 p.m.  On Saturday, August 19 games starts at 6:35 p.m. and on Sunday, August 20 games starts at 1:05 p.m.


Mile Marker 191-206- I-81-Median-Lackawanna-Mowing- Monday, August 14- Thursday, August 17- 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mile Marker 205-223- I-81 Susquehanna County- The contractor will have multiple lane closures in both directions from Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18.

Lackawanna-Luzerne Co. line to Exit 191 Bus. Rt. 6-Median and Shoulders – Mowing-Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18- 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.