Archives: March 2014

PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of March 28- April 5

Posted on Monday March 31, 2014

PennDOT’s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of March 28-April 5   *I-81 – Schuylkill County – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today long term lane restrictions will return on Interstate 81 for an ongoing project to replace or rehabilitate 15 structures between exits 134 (Delano) and 138 (PA 309) in Delano and Kline townships, Schuylkill County.  The contractor will implement a long term 24-hour single lane pattern on I-81 south and north between exits 134 and 138. Then on Monday (March 24) I-81 northbound traffic will be shifted to the southbound side via a crossover, with both I-81 north and south remaining in a long term … Continue reading

PennDOT Roadwork Schedule- Week of March 21-28

Posted on Friday March 21, 2014

I-81 – Exit 170B (Wilkes Barre) to Exit 168 (Highland Park) – Pothole patching on Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Alternating lane closures. *I-81 – Exit 178 – On the evening of Tuesday, March 25, Exit 178A (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport) and Exit 178B (Avoca) on Interstate 81 will be combined into one single exit.  The new exit will be labeled “Exit 178 (Wilkes Barre/Scranton Airport and Avoca)” and will be at the exit that is currently Exit 178B.  Exit 178A will be closed.  This change will be permanent and will be on the northbound and southbound lanes. *I-81 between Exit 188 (Dunmore/Throop) and Exit 190 (Main … Continue reading

PennDOT Issues Reminders about Winter Driving Safety

Posted on Friday March 21, 2014

Preparation is one key to successfully navigating winter roads. Winter weather can bring unexpected conditions, so make sure that both you and your vehicle are ready for ice and snow.  Learn more about winter driving tips, getting your vehicle ready for winter and what to include in your winter driving kit at Just Drive PA.

I-81 Single Lane Closure- Thursday, March 20th- MAJOR DELAYS EXPECTED

Posted on Wednesday March 19, 2014

Dunmore – There will be a single lane closure on Interstate 81 South just before Exit 178A (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport) on Thursday, March 20th between 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nyleve Bridge Corporation will be installing beams on the bridge over Plane Street, Avoca as part of the $41.9 Million Airport Reconstruction Project and traffic will be down to a single lane. To avoid the major delays that are expected in the area, motorists are urged to use I-476 (Turnpike/toll) from Clarks Summit (Exit 194 on Interstate 81) to Wyoming Valley (Exit 115 on the Turnpike), and then return to I-81 South. The Airport Project is unique to District … Continue reading

Pothole Repairs- Week of March 10, 2014

Posted on Monday March 10, 2014

Dunmore – Due to the extreme temperature fluctuations across the region, there are a higher number of potholes on the roads.  PennDOT is aware of the situation, and is actively working to repair the roads as quickly as possible.  However, until the ground temperature rises to at least 45 degrees, permanent repairs cannot be made, and potholes can only be temporarily filled with cold patch.  When the ground temperature is warmer, crews will go back and complete the repair in a more permanent manner. The following is a list of just some of the places where crews will be working throughout the week of March 10-16 along the … Continue reading