The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81.
Exit 199 (Scott) to Exit 201 (East Benton):I-81-NB-Lackawanna-199-201-Mill/Fill – Crack Sealing-12-Oct-17-12-Oct-17-7a.m. to 3 p.m.
Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) to Exit 184 (River Street): South bound from the Scranton Expressway to the River Street overpass right lane closure Thursday night 10/12/ 2017 8 p.m. into Friday morning 10/13/2017 at 6 a.m. for manual patching and bridge deck patching. Manual patching work will also be performed that night on the on-ramp from Davis Street to N.B 1-81 along with crack sealing the right lane of Interstate 81 north bound.
Exit 182 (Davis Street): There will be manual patching, crack sealing, ditching and bridge deck patching operations on Interstate 81 northbound from Davis Street Exit 182 to the concrete pavement north of the Central Scranton Expressway. Alternate lane closures as needed starting Monday night 10/09/2017 through Thursday morning 10/12/2017 from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) to Exit 178 (Avoca) 1-81 There will be a lane restriction on Southbound and Northbound from Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) to Exit 178 (Avoca) for the final milling/paving starting on Friday, October 6 at 9 p.m. to Saturday, Oct 7 at 4 a.m. The work will also continue on Saturday, October 7 from 9 p.m. to Sunday, October 8 at 4 a.m.
Exit 155 (Dorrance) – There will be a rolling roadblock on I-81 South while a utility company completes the running of wires across the road. Delays will be minimal at various times throughout the morning.
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.