Archives: December 2013

Single Lane Closure on I-81 North- December 23rd

Posted on Monday December 23, 2013

Dunmore– There will be a single lane closure on Interstate 81 North tonight, December 23rd, between Exit 170B (Wilkes Barre) and Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) due to a hole on a bridge.  Crews are on the scene now, working under the bridge to prepare for the emergency lane closure which will take place around 3:30/4:00 p.m and will last approximately 2 hours.  Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route as major delays are expected in the area. Media contact: James May, 570-963-4044  

Single Lane Closure on I-81 North in Dickson City December 19th

Posted on Thursday December 19, 2013

Dunmore : There will be a single lane closure from 6 p.m. Thursday, December 19 to 6 a.m. Friday,  December 20 to switch traffic on to the new portion of the bridge deck on I-81 North at Exit 191 (Dickson City).  During  the traffic-switch, the contractors will have to close the off-ramp from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to complete the process.  The work will be completed by 6 a.m. Friday, December 20. Motorists should use caution when traveling in the area.   The work is part of major rehabilitation improvement project on Interstate 81 in Lackawanna County.  The two-year, $30 million project will take place between Exit 188 … Continue reading

Emergency Bridge Repairs on I-81 North – Major Delays Expected

Posted on Friday December 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 – Beginning at 11:15 this morning, PennDOT crews will perform emergency bridge repairs on Interstate 81 North at Exit 190 (Dickson City/Main Ave). This bridge is in the process of being replaced, but a large hole has opened up on the portion that has not yet been replaced.  The area is scheduled to be down to a single lane until 5 p.m.  Unfortunately, because this is a Friday, two weeks before Christmas,  – MAJOR DELAYS ARE EXPECTED AND MOTORISTS SHOULD AVOID THE AREA IF POSSIBLE. This portion of the bridge is scheduled to undergo repairs as soon as traffic can be switched over to the section … Continue reading

PennDOT to Begin the Next Phase of $30 Million I-81 Project

Posted on Wednesday December 4, 2013

There will be a single lane closure on Interstate 81 North and South at Exit 190 (Main Avenue) from tonight at 6 p.m. to Thursday at 6 a.m. and from Thursday at 6 p.m. to Friday at 6 a.m.  This is in preparation for a traffic switch in this area and the next phase of work. As part of the next phase in this project, the ramp from Main Avenue to I-81 North will be closed until spring of 2014.  This closure will take place as soon as possible (perhaps tonight), but is weather dependent. Normally, PennDOT would avoid closing this area during the Christmas shopping season; however, … Continue reading

PennDOT Marks Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Posted on Tuesday December 3, 2013

With Older Driver Safety Awareness Week being recognized nationally through Dec. 6, older drivers, their friends and families are advised that Pennsylvania has several resources available to help keep drivers of all ages safe. “As Pennsylvania’s population ages and the number of older drivers on the highways rise, balancing the need for mobility among older drivers with safety on our roadways remains an important part of PennDOT’s mission,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “It is vital that older drivers and their families keep an open dialogue and work together to identify any potential issues, and take advantage of the available courses and information to keep safe driving … Continue reading