PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of May 17-24

Posted on Monday May 20, 2019

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

Special Events

Baseball is back: Please note there will be traffic issues at Davis Street, I-81 and Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, at the beginning and end of the games.  Games will be Tuesday, May 21 at 6:35 PM,  Wednesday, May 22 at 6:35 PM and Thursday, May 23 at 10:35 AM. Games the following week will be Tuesday, May 28 at 6:35 PM, Wednesday, May 29 at 6:35 PM, Thursday, May 30 at 6:35 PM, Friday, May 31 at 6:35 PM, Saturday, June 1 at 4:05 PM and Sunday, June 2 at 1:05 PM.

Montage Mountain:   The Lackawanna County Heritage Fair will be held at Montage Mountain Resort from Wednesday, May 29 through Sunday, June 2 from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM each day.

Short Term

Concrete work will begin Monday April 8 at I-84 West at the 81 split from 7 AM until 6 PM.  This is the beginning of the 1-81 and 1-84 Pavement Failure Project.
Update:  Additional work will begin on I-81 at mile marker 185 NB (Central Scranton Expressway) to MM 186 the right lane will closed.  There is a current long term pattern on SR 0084 W.B. at least though the month of May.

Exit 119 to Exit 124- Paving with lane restriction from 7 PM on Sunday through 12 PM on Friday.  Expect delays and please use caution driving through the work zone.

Exit 116 to Exit 119- The I-81 north off ramp at Exit 119 (Highridge Park Road) will be closed and detoured. Traffic will be detoured on I-81 north to Exit 124 (PA 61) to I-81 south to Exit 119 (Highridge Park Road). Thursday, May 23 to Thursday, May 24- 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Exit 116 to Exit 119- The Exit 119 (Highridge Park Road) on ramp to I-81 north will be closed and detoured. Traffic will be detoured on I-81 south to Exit 116 (PA 901) to I-81 north to Exit 119n (Highridge Park Road).  Friday, May 24 to Saturday, May 25- 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM.

Exit 119 to Lebanon County Line- Highway beautification with shoulder restriction Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 22.

Long Term

Exit 184 ( River St) to Exit 180 ( Moosic) I-81 NB/SB, Lackawanna County
This project consists of mill and fill which includes 9 bridges and resurfacing of existing bituminous interstate roadways and ramps and concrete bridge repairs. Other work includes guiderail, impact attenuating devices, temporary traffic control (day and night work), full depth shoulders to shift traffic at bridge work, temporary concrete barrier, excavation, delineators, signing, pavement markings, removal of portion of bridge, concrete bridge deck repair and miscellaneous construction. The project will be completed by the end of October 2020.

The project will begin on 3/25/2019 with dirt work (behind guiderail) for construction of the Moosic St. left hand exit ramp.  The contractor will be doing paving throughout the summer.  A lane restriction for short stretch of either I-81 NB or SB every weeknight (Sunday-Thursday) from 4/01/2019 through approximately late August.

Exit 191 (Dickson City Business Route 6) to Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) starting on 3/27/2019  work will begin on the shoulders  of the north and southbound lanes. There will be short term lane restrictions.  The work will take place from 8 PM to 6 AM  and will be completed on April 19, 2019. This is for preparation to repair several bridges on I-81 north and south.   This project consists of the milling and resurfacing of the existing bituminous roadway with Superpave scratch course and Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA) wearing course, full depth bridge approach reconstruction, bridge rehabilitation work on six structures, temporary traffic control and pavement markings.  The work on I-81 north will be in 2019 and 2020 for the southbound.

I-81 and 1-84 Pavement Failure Project: The project consists of concrete slab replacement and concrete pavement preservation activities in various locations on I 81 NB/SB from Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) to Exit 186 (E Drinker Street) & on I 84 E/W from I 81 to Exit 2 (Elmhurst, PA 435) in the City of Scranton and Dunmore Borough, Lackawanna County. Concrete Slab Replacement includes the removal of existing concrete slabs, installation of subbase, new pavement joints, pavement patching joints, and new precast concrete slabs, regular concrete or accelerated concrete, based on location. Pavement preservation activities include dowel bar retrofits, sealing of the longitudinal and transverse joints, and diamond grinding of the new concrete pavement for a smoother ride. All work is confined to the existing highway.