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PennDOT's Scheduled Roadwork for the Week May 22 to May 29, 2020


Dunmore – The following work is scheduled for this week throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Anyone wishing to sign up for PennDOT Travel Advisories in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties can do so by subscribing  to PennDOT news at  Follow/like PennDOT on Twitter at 511PANortheast and Facebook at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).  Please note all work depends on weather conditions.

Work on these projects will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

All rest areas are open. The Welcome Center in Matamoras, (Pike County) is now open.

Colts:  Transportation-If you do not live on a bus route currently being run by Colts’ Fixed Route Service and you need life-essential transportation for work, food access, pharmacy, and medical trips, Demand Response Service is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Passengers can request service by calling (570) 963-6795 and pressing 1 at prompt.  You must provide 24 hours’ advance notice, trip request does not guarantee service.  Calls will be taken between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Please see  for more details.

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Interstate 80

Interstate 81

Short Term

Contractors will be doing nightly lane closures on SR 81 Southbound, between milepost 166.1 & 164.3. This will be between the hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM, doing bridge deck repairs. This will be from Tues. night, May 26th, thru Thurs. night, May 28th.  This same scenario will be repeated Sun night., May 31st thru Thursday night, June 4th.

Additionally, work will be closing a right lane of both 309 Business NB & SB for Barrier resets, Tues. May 26th, after 1 PM, and Wed. May 27th, directly under the 81 overpass in Ashley Borough.

I-81 Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) to Exit 206 ( Glenwood/ Lenoxville) North and South bound for manual patching and crack sealing starting  Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Alternate lane closures.

I-81-Great Bend-Daily pattern-patching pot holes- Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28  7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

I-81 Lenox for mowing Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Long Term

Exit 184 (Moosic Street) will be closed through September. An emergency exit ramp will be in place for emergency vehicles only to exit 81SB onto Moosic Street. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained during construction. Work is scheduled to take place during the day between the hours of  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This is a weather sensitive operation and the date can change due to the forecasted weather. The work consists of deck repairs and overlay.

This project consists of milling and resurfacing of an 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.

Concrete Patching and Grinding Project

UPDATED on May 22, 2020   The ramp at Drinker Street S.B is open as Friday, May 22, 2020.  Also all lane closures are now cleared. Work will continue on the project till fall of 2020 with temporary lanes closures with both day and night work

I-81 and 1-84 Pavement Failure Project: Started back up on Monday, April 13, 2020 and will continue for several weeks.. Work will begin on I-81 North and South from Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) to Exit 186 (Drinker St) from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Lane closures will be temporary.  Work will also begin on I-84 East and West from I-81 to Exit 2 (Elmhurst).  The project should be completed by the fall of 2020.

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 .  The project began in 2019 and will be completed by the end of 2020 construction season.

I-81 NB/SB from Exit 178 (Avoca) to 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) contractors will be doing  bridge work on Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29 from 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

I-81 SB Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) to 191 (East 6 Business Dickson City) bridge construction. Work hours are 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday thru Friday. Work scheduled began on  5/04/20 and will continue thru 11/15/20. Expect alternate traffic patterns throughout construction.

I-81/I-80 Luzerne/Schuylkill Co. Line and heading Northbound, towards SR93 milling and paving will start on June 1, 2020. This will be nightly lane restriction, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, Northbound, for approximately 7 to 8 weeks.  Once this work is complete we will then turn Southbound for another 7 to 8 weeks.  This project also contains ramp paving and concrete patching which will require detours around the 81/80 interchange. 

The I-81 Drinker St. Exit Signal Project in Lackawanna County started on Monday May 18.  Motorist can expected single lane closures on SR 2020, Drinker St. in Dunmore between the I-81 off-ramp and Meade St. between the hours of 7 am to 5 pm.

Interstate 84

Short Term

I-84 Twin Bridges

I-84 Eastbound Temporary Lane Closure Cue Protection.  These requests cover the period Wednesday, 5/27/20; Thursday, 5/28/20; Friday, 5/29/20 for work on the Twin Bridge Project.

I- 84-Fallen Trooper Highway-Salem and Sterling Twps.-Off Road - No Lane Restriction-Mowing-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Long Term

Twin Bridge Replacement: ECMS 69181 The I-84 over Lackawanna Rail Road/Roaring Brook and SR 435 Section 282 project includes the replacement of three bridge structures and associated roadway work on I-84 and State Route (SR) 435.  Two of the bridges to be replaced are mainline bridges carrying I-84 SB & NB and the third bridge I-84 NB Bridge over SR 435 will be replaced with a flyover structure spanning both directions of I-84 to create a right-hand exit to SR 435 SB. Additional work will include rehabilitation of the abandoned Erie and Wyoming Valley (E&WV) Railroad Bridge to facilitate construction access. Additional work will include roadway reconstruction and construction of retaining walls to accommodate the Route 435 grade adjustments. Physical work to be completed by 4/24/2026.

Starting on Monday, May 25, 2020 I-84 long term restriction from Mile Marker 17 to 26 East and West.
Traffic will be crossing over from West Bound Lanes to Single Lane in East Bound Lanes. Traffic will be single lane from Mile Marker 18.5 to 22.0 +/-.

Interstate 380

Short Term

Long Term

There will be a long-term lane closure on I-380 Southbound in Lackawanna County between mile marker 19 and mile marker 13. The project started on May 15th.  The left lane will be closed for several weeks as they continue with the mill and fill project on I-380.  This lane closure will be in place through the Memorial Day Weekend.

Lackawanna County

Short Term

SR 1012-Kennedy Drive-Archbald-single lane-Ditching/Manual Patching-Monday, May 26,2020-Friday, May 29,2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Various-North Section-Moving Operation-Sweeping-Monday, May 26,2020-Friday, May 29,2020-7:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Long Term

Scranton, PA— Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in coordination with the City of Scranton, has started preliminary design for the Scranton Local Bridges Project, which includes the replacement of the following four bridges: Elm Street, North Main Avenue, Parker Street, and West Lackawanna Avenue. PennDOT has launched a website for the Scranton Local Bridges Project, which allows the public to track the progress of each bridge replacement. The website can be viewed by visiting PennDOT’s District 4 website and clicking on “Construction Projects and Roadwork.”

Luzerne County

Reading, Blue Mountain, & Northern Railroad  will be doing emergency repairs to the rail crossing on S.R. 2031 (Stephenson Street) in Duryea Borough. The repairs needed will require closing of the crossing for 2-3 days. The closing will occur on Tuesday May 26th.  There will be a detour in place. These repairs are critical due to a broken rail in the crossing which can cause derailment. Trains are currently proceeding through the rail crossing at walking pace.

Short Term

SR 309-Cross Valley-Plains Township-single lane-Bridge deck repair-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

SR 93-Broad Street-W. Hazelton-single lane-Pothole patching-5/27/2000-5/28/2000-  7:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

SR 315 -Plains Township-moving operation-sweeping-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

SR 3018-Rock Glen Road-Black Creek Twp.-single lane-Ditching SR81 / Mowing-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-1:00 PM-5:00 PM

SR 3024-3024-Black Creek Twp.-single lane-Pothole patching-5/25/2020-5/25/2020-7:30-12:00 PM

SR 3024-Black Creek Twp.-single lane-Pothole patching-5/29/2020-5/29/2020-7:30 AM-12:00 PM.

SR 4005-Reyburn--single lane-Blacktop patching-5/26/2020-5/28/2020- 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

SR 4016-Main Road --single lane-Blacktop patching-5/28/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 to 8:00 PM

Long Term

SR 1036 Carverton Road in Trucksville/Luzerne County Project will be restarting Monday May 18th. Minor Work Area MPT during work hours only 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM weather pending.

SR 4015 @ 4013 Fairmount Township/Luzerne County Project will be restarting on Tuesday May 19 with Single Lane Closure with flag persons MPT in place during work hours only  7:00 AM to 7:00 PM weather pending.

Bridge Preservation Work

Work  began on Monday, April 13 and will continue for several weeks as short term closures on the SR 115 NB and SB bridges over I-81 in Plains Township for the next several weeks from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The SR 81 Bridge rehabilitation project is going to be widening shoulders for repairing the SR 115 bridge decks over SR 81 in Luzerne County.  This work is being done to shift traffic before and after the bridges so repair work can be performed on the bridges. Long term lane shifts are expect to last thru the summer with no lane restrictions.

This project consists of bridge maintenance repairs that but not limited to: Repair deteriorated concrete at substructure, repair prestressed beam ends, repair concrete bridge deck, perform bridge cleaning, perform diamond grinding of bridge deck, replace deck joints, perform joint cleaning and sealing, seal joints in concrete barriers, apply protective coating to reinforced concrete surfaces, apply new pavement markings, excavation, full depth shoulder widening/ reconstruction, temporary traffic control, temporary concrete barrier, plain cement concrete curbing, removal of portion of bridge, painting existing steel, guiderail, E & S Control measures and other miscellaneous construction work.

Long Term
The SR 309 Off-Ramp from SR 309 Southbound to River Street (SR 2004)  Exit 3 (Plains/Wilkes-Barre) on the North Cross Valley will be closed until the fall of 2020.  During this time, the bridge deck and parapets will be removed and replaced.  Bridge beams and girders will be abrasive blasted, primed painted.  The posted detour will lead motorists to Exit 2 (Wilkes-Barre/Center City), to Wilkes-Barre Boulevard North, where temporary traffic signals have been installed, to SR 309 North and back to River Street.  A special provision was made for emergency vehicles that will allow them to exit SR 309 SB at a newly constructed off-ramp that leads to River Street.  Emergency responders will be going against the normal flow of traffic, but behind concrete barriers.  The contract completion date is July, 2021. Contractor may have to push milling and paving till the spring of 2021.

Pike County

Short Term
Various- Sign work orders throughout the county -5/26/2020-5/29/2020-07:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

SR 447--Greentown-lane restriction-Shoulder Cutting-5/28/2020-5/28/2020-6:00 AM-12:00 PM.

SR 3001-Hemlock Grove Rd -Greentown-lane restriction-Shoulder Cutting-5/27/2020-5/27/2020-06:00 AM-12:00 PM.

SR 3004-Panther RD-Greentown-lane restriction-Shoulder Cutting-5/27/2020-5/27/2020-06:00 AM-12:00 PM.

SR 3012-Pine Grove Rd-Between 191 and 447-lane restriction-Shoulder Cutting-5/29/2020-5/29/2020-06:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Long Term

Milford to Matamoras betterment, SR. 6. The project restarted on 5/4/20. There is a long term traffic pattern in place for the remainder of this construction season. Traffic will not be restricted.  The week of May 11 work will begin on main line widening, driveway adjustments and pavement base drain.
SR. 1013, Cummins Hill Road slide repair. The week of May 4 the contractor set up message boards stating that active work with a lane closure controlled by temporary signals will be in effect on 5/27/20. Until that date the road will remain open with no restrictions to traffic.

SR 1017, slide repair, and mill rift. This project will start on 7/1/20 due to eagle nesting restrictions.

SR 1018-Wilson Hill RD -Delaware Township -closed -Slide  work will continue through 11/20/2020.

Susquehanna County

Short Term

SR  706/29/167,  Tuesday, May 26th, and Wednesday May 27th,  2020, between 7:00 AM and 8:00 PM.  The short term work area will be between SR 167 and the McDonald’s in the town of Montrose.

SR 29 Springville/Dimock patching for Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

SR 167 Liberty, Spraying and Patching for Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

SR 367 Spraying and Patching for Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, May 29 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

SR 858 Spray and Patching from Tuesday, May 26 through May 28 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

SR 1037 and 1057 patching on Friday, May 29 from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Long Term

SR 11 (Main Street) New Milford Borough.  Bridge replacement. New traffic patterns. Work hours are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Work began on Monday 05/04/2020 and continue through 10/30/2020. Expect minor delays.

SR 374 in Lenox Township, Susquehanna County, the bridge structure over Tunkhannock Creek will be closed. The work began on May 4 ,2020 at intersection of SR 92 & 374 and SR 374 & SR 407 for a super structure replacement project. A 15.0-mile detour will be in place for the duration of the project. The project is scheduled to be completed July 2020.

SR 2027 in Clifford Township, Susquehanna County, the bridge structure over East Branch of Tunkhannock Creek will be closed. The work began on May 4 ,2020 between the intersections of SR 2012 & 2033 for a super structure replacement project. A 14 mile detour will be in place for the duration of the project. The project is scheduled to be completed July 2020.

Wayne County:

Short Term

Various- Single Lane-Sweeping-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Various -Countywide-Single Lane-Sign Crew - Repairing Damaged Signs-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 6-Roosevelt Hwy.-Hawley Borough -Single Lane-Patching-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 6-Roosevelt Hwy.-Various-Single Lane-Bridge Cleaning-5/26/2020-5/28/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 191-Hancock Highway-Lebanon and Damascus Twps.-Off Road - No Lane Restriction-Cleaning Debris, Under Bridge and Rock Lining-5/29/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 191-Hancock Highway-Damascus and Manchester Twps.-Single Lane-Patching (Weather Permitting)-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 1001-Carlybrook Rd.-Lebanon Twp.-Single Lane-Patching-5/26/2020-5/27/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 1014-Galilee Rd.-Damascus Twp.-Single Lane-Patching-5/27/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 2001-Ridge St.-Palmyra Twp.-Single Lane-Patching-5/29/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

SR 4012-Hancock Highway-Preston and Scott Twp.-Single Lane-Grading Dirt Road-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 4014-Maple Grove Rd.-Starrucca Borough-Single Lane-Grading Dirt Road-5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 4017-Eqypt Rd.-Mt. Pleasant Twp.-Single Lane-Pipe Extension-Pending-Weather-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM  5/26/2020-5/29/2020-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Long Term

SR 3028 Cherry Ridge is down to one lane for bridge deck and parapet repairs. Work expected to last 2 months.
ECMS# 96908 Slide Repair

SR 191 Equinuck is down to one lane using temporary traffic signals. Work is expected to be completed in June.

I-84 over SR 196 Bridge Preservation Project

Work begin on Tuesday, April 14 on I-84 Section P23 over SR 196 in Sterling. Work will be from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM.   The contractor will be working on two bridges at time. The project is excepted to be completed by November 2020.    Work on SR 670 begin on April 22.

Bridge preservation and improvements of certain section of highways and bridges in Wayne and Wyoming County, Sterling, Mount Pleasant, Berlin, Cherry Ridge and Nicholson Townships, State Route 0084, section P23.

The project being situated as follows:

Wayne County SR 0084, Section P23 - from Segment 0161 offset 1224 to segment 0616 offset 1344.
Wayne County SR 0196, Sec PR1 - from Segment 0180 offset 2310 to segment 0180 offset 2426.
Wayne County SR 0670, Sec P24 - from Segment 0190 offset 0000 to segment 0190 offset 0013.
Wayne County SR 1001, Sec PR1 - from Segment 0070 offset 0131 to segment 0070 offset 0152.
Wayne County SR 3028, Sec P25 - from Segment 0130 offset 0000 to segment 0130 offset 0022.

This Bridge preservation project consists of the repairs of five (5) bridges in Wayne county and one (1) bridge in Wyoming county. Work includes (but is not limited to) joint sealing, excavation, rock protection & structure backfill, drainage installation, bridge railing & guiderail repairs, beam seat repairs, beam repairs, wingwall & headwall repairs, superstructure demolition & reconstruction and debris removal. Additional work includes Unforeseen Bridge Repairs and  temporary traffic control.

SR 1002: A recent inspection on the Skinners Falls Bridge (Milanville Road) over the Delaware River identified various structural issues that have caused the department to close the bridge until further notice.  Although the average daily traffic on this bridge is approximately 325 cars, this bridge is one of 10 bridges in PennDOT District 4 that connect Pennsylvania with New York, and is therefore part of the Joint Interstate Bridge Commission.  Originally built in 1901, the bridge is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is located  within the National Park Service Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.  Coordination will continue with NY DOT along with various other state and federal agencies to determine the next step for the bridge.  A detour will be posted from SR 1002 to SR 1004 (Milanville Rd) to SR 1008 (Plank Road) to the Narrowsburg Bridge and to SR 97 in New York.

Wyoming County

Short Term

SR 92- -Nicholson Township-Short term lane closure-Bridge Patching/Repair-Monday (5/25)-Friday (5/29)-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 292- -North Moreland Township-Short term lane closure-Spray Patching-Monday (5/25)-Friday (5/29)-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

SR 87- -Forkston and North Branch Townships-Short term lane closure-Patching-Monday (5/25)-Friday (5/29)-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Long Term

Wyoming County SR 1015, Sec P27 - from Segment 0030 offset 2069 to segment 0030 offset 2103.  This is part of the Wayne County bridge preservation project.
Design-Build project. The project consists of the superstructure replacement of three structures. Other work includes partial bridge removal, temporary traffic control, E & S Control measures and other miscellaneous work all contained within an overall project. Completion date for the project is July 2021.

SR 1027 - from a point approximately ½ mile northwest of the intersection with SR 0092  to a point approximately ¼ mile southwest from the Wyoming/ Susquehanna County.

SR 0292 - from a point near the intersection with SR 2002 to a point near the intersection with SR 0092.

SR 3001 - from a point approximately 1 ¼ miles northwest from the intersection with
SR 4004  to a point approximately 2 miles southeast from the intersection with SR 0006.

MEDIA CONTACT: Michael S. Taluto, 570-963-3502

Source: PennDOT District 4