PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of August 2-9

Posted on Friday August 2, 2019

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

Special Events

Please note: On Saturday, August 3 there will be a concert and baseball game on Montage Mountain.

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.  There will home games on Friday, August 2 at 7:05  PM,  Saturday, August 3, at 6:35 PM;  Sunday, August 4 at 1:05 PM.  There is no game on Monday, August 5. Tuesday,  August 6 through  Friday, August 9 starting at 7:05 PM.  Saturday, August 10 at 6:35 PM.  Sunday, August 11 at 1:05 AM.   The next home will August 19 at 7:05 PM.

Concerts at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Saturday, August 3 Dierks Bentley “Burning Man 2019” starting at 7:00 PM;  August 10, Breaking Benjamin and Slipknot starting at 5:30 PM.  August 16, Florida George Line at 7:00 PM.

Short Term

Exit 151 (Stroudsburg/Bloomsburg) Interstate 81 South Bound, Butler Township,  the I-80 Junction Ramps, for bridge repairs, Monday, August 5- 7 :00 AM to 2:30 PM

Exit 145 (West Hazleton) to Exit 151 (Stroudsburg/Bloomsburg) Interstate 81 South Bound, Butler Township, at Mile Marker 147  for bridge repairs, Tuesday, August 6- 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and Wednesday, August 7- 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM.

Exit 159 (Nuangola)  to Exit 155 (Dorrance) 81-SB-Luzerne –Patching / slab repairs-Monday-Wednesday, August 7- 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Exit 155 (Dorrance) to Ext  175 (Dupont) 81-NB and SB-Luzerne –Shoulder work – Herbicide application to guiderail-Monday, August 5 to Thursday, August 8- 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Exit 155 (Dorrance) NB to Exit 159 (Nuangola)  -Luzerne -Between Exits 155 and 159-Patching  / slab repairs-Tuesday, August 6 to Thursday, August 8- 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Long Term

The traffic pattern on SR 0081 N.B. MM 185.3 (Central Scranton Expressway Area) to MM 186.5 (Dunmore Drinker Street Area) traffic spilt is now complete and traffic is back to normal as of Friday, August 02, 2019 at 6:00 AM.

I-81 Concrete  Replacement Project. The project is currently setting up a long term pattern on I-81 North Bound for the center lane work starting on Monday, June 4, 2019.  A traffic spilt will be installed at mile marker 185.3 (Central Scranton Expressway area)  to mile marker 186.5. (Dunmore, Drinker St area)  Traffic will be split to the left of I-81 North Bound only.   Traffic split to the right is for I-81 North Bound.,  I-84 East Bound., Route 0006 East Bound and the Drinker Street Exit Ramp  This pattern will be in place through July 4. The work will take place during day hours.

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-81and 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.