PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of September 13-20

Posted on Wednesday September 11, 2019

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

Special Events

Concerts at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain: The final concert of the season is Thursday, September 19, Jason Aldean: Ride All Night Tour 2019.

Short Term

Exit 143 (Hazleton)  to Exit 164 (Nanticoke) North and South for herbicide application-Monday-Thursday-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Exit 165 (Mountain Top/ Ashley) to 164 (Nanticoke) North and South, lane restriction from Tuesday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 24 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for mapping verification surveys.

Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) to Exit 178( Avoca) North and South for test borings for the Scranton Bypass starting on Tuesday, September 17 through Friday, October 4, 2019.   Work will be 8:00 PM to 6 AM.

Exit 194 (Clarks Summit)  to the Susquehanna County Line 1-81 North and South, partial depth mill and fill.  Alternate lane closures as needed starting in South bound direction beginning Saturday, September 14 and continuing Monday, September 16 through Thursday, September 19.

Exit 230 (Great Bend) to the New York Border lane restriction for the installation  of CAVC site. The work began on Friday September 6 and will run through Tuesday, September 24.

Exit 230 (Great Bend) North and South, single lane closure for bore drilling  from Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20.

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.

Exit 191 (Dickson City Business Route 6) to Exit 194 (Clarks Summit).  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.  Updated:  I 81 Exit 191 to exit 194 North Bound. This project consists of the milling and resurfacing of the existing bituminous roadway , full depth bridge approach reconstruction, bridge rehabilitation work on three structures, temporary traffic control and pavement markings. This work will continue through November 2019.

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 . Exit 186 (Drinker St, Northbound) the ramp will be closed as part of the 1-81  Pavement  Failure Project. The far right lane from Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) to 186 (Drinker St, Northbound) will also be closed.  Two lanes will remain open.   A detour will be in place for the Drinker St ramp. This section of the project should be in place till the end of September.  The project completion date is May 2020.