PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of August 25- September 1

Posted on Friday August 25, 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:  There will be home games on Friday, August 25 at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, August 26 at 6:35 p.m., Sunday, August 27 at 1:05 P.M.. There will be games on Monday, August 28 through Thursday, August 31 starting at 7:05 p.m.  The last home game is August 31.  On September 19  the minor league championship game will be held at PNC starting at  7 p.m.


I-81-N.B. / S.B.-Lackawanna-Luzerne Co. line to Exit 191 Bus. Rt. 6-Median and Shoulders – Mowing-Monday, August 28- Friday, September 1- 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

I-81-N.B. / S.B.-Lackawanna-Luzerne Co. line to Exit 191 Bus. Rt. 6-Median and Shoulders – Litter Picking and Sweeping-Monday, August 28- Friday, September 1- 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

I-81 N.B./S.B.  Exit 143 (Hazleton) to 145 (West Hazleton) there will be a lane restriction for bridge crane inspections.  The bridge is located over Norfolk Southern RR.  Work will be performed  Monday, August 28 to Wednesday, August 30- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Work will also take place between Exit 141 ( Hazleton South Beltway) and Exit 143 (Hazleton).

I-81 N.B./S.B. Susquehanna County- lane closures will continue in both directions from mile marker 205 to 223 for paving and guide rail upgrades.

I- 81- N.B./S.B.- Luzerne County- Exit 175- there will be traffic switch on I-81 North and South at Exit 175 to begin removal of the construction barriers starting Monday, August 28 to Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.  The project should be completed by November 2017.

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.