Begin Main Content Area

Schuylkill County: PPL Work on PA 61 Canceled


County:  Schuylkill
Municipality:  New Castle Township
Road name:  PA 61 North and South
Between:  East Darkwater Road and St. Clair Borough
Type of work:  Utility Work
Work being done by:  Local Utility
Type of restriction:  Daytime
Restriction:  Lane restriction for electric utility line work by PPL Electric Utilities Corporation. Expect delays and please use caution driving through the work zone.
Start date:  1/21/21
Est completion date:  1/22/21
Restrictions in effect (time of day):  08:30 AM To 03:00 PM
Will rain cause delays?  Yes 
Change/Update: PPL has canceled this work until further notice.

This work will be done 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.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties at

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Follow regional PennDOT information on Twitter at  

MEDIA CONTACT: Ronald J. Young, Jr., M.P.A., 610-871-4555,; Sean A. Brown, 610-871-4556,

# # #