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PennDOT’s Scheduled Roadwork for the Week of May 29 to June 5, 2015

The following work is scheduled for this week throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Anyone wishing to sign up for PennDOT Travel Advisories can do so by emailing James May at 

The SWB Rail Riders will have home games on the following dates and times. There may be traffic delays at the beginning and end of each game near I-81 Exit 182(Davis Street/Montage Mountain Road):

Friday, May 29 at 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, May 30 at 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, May 31 at 1:05 p.m.

Monday, June 1 at 6:35 p.m.

Tuesday, June 2 at 6:35 p.m.

Wednesday, June 3 at 12:05 p.m.


The Montage Mountain Pavilion

Next Concerts are May 29 at 7 p.m. and May 31 at 6 p.m.


Interstate 80: 

Short Term Projects


80-East-LUZERNE-Exit 262 Mnt Top & Exit 270 White Haven-Patching-1-Jun-4-Jun-0730-1430


Long Term Projects:


*I-80 – Columbia County – Exit 241 to Exit 242, Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained on I-80 for the majority of the project, with short-term lane restrictions and generally short-term ramp closures. Anticipated completion – 2015.


Interstate 81:


Short Term Projects


81-North-LUZERNE-155/159-Bridge Repair-6/1/2015-6/4/2015-0800-1400


81-Southbound-Susquehanna-Exit 217 (Harford) to Lacka. Co. Line-Spray Patching and Crack Sealing-Monday, 6/1/2015-Thursday, 6/4/2015-0700 to 1500


Long Term Projects:


*I-81 – Lackawanna County – between Exit 180 (Moosic) to Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) there will be lane shifts due to reconstruction work to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport Exit including widening of bridges on Interstate 81, rehabilitation of existing bridges over Lidy Road, State Route 315 (Airport Road), and Plane Street, replacement of the pedestrian bridge just north of the Avoca Exit, construction of new exit and entrance ramps, three new roundabouts, construction of two new bridges, and construction of a new roadway. Anticipated completion – November 2015.


(For additional information on I-81, please check out the Focus 81 website at


Interstate 84: 


Short Term Projects:


84-East-Pike-Exit 34 (Lord’s Valley) to Exit 46 (Milford)-Bridge Deck Repairs-Wednesday 6-3-15-Thursday 06/04/2015-7 am to 3 pm


Long Term Projects:


SR 84 East and West Bound, Exit 46 Milford  to Exit 53 Matamoras/ NY State Line. Single Lane Traffic running on West bound lanes; One lane for Eastbound Traffic and One lane for Westbound Traffic. East Bound Lanes under total reconstruction for New Roadway, New Bridge Structures, Drainage, Guiderail, etc…


Interstate 380


Short Term Projects:


380-N.B. & S.B.-Lackawanna-Exit 13 Gouldsboro to Exit 24 Scranton-Manual Patching-Monday 06/01/2015-Thursday 06/04/2015-07:00 – 14:00


PA Turnpike: 


Short Term Projects:


476-North and South-Lehigh County-between the Quakertown and Lehigh Valley Exits-Closed for placement of a temporary bridge-Sunday 5-31-15-Sunday 5-31-15-12:01 a.m. – 6 a.m.


Lackawanna County: 


Special Events:


Short Term Projects:


438-Wallsville Road-Benton Twp.-Single Lane-Pipe Replacement/Trench Patching-Monday, June 01, 2015-Friday, June 05, 2015-7am-3pm


438/407-Wallsville Road/Abington Road -Benton Twp.-Single Lane-Shoulder Cutting-Monday, June 01, 2015-Friday, June 05, 2015-7am-3pm


690-Madisonville Rd.-Madison Twp.-Single Lane-Manual Patching-Friday 06/05/2015-Friday 06/05/2015-07:00 – 14:00


2004-Haas Pond Rd.-Madison Twp.-Single Lane-Manual Patching-Friday 06/05/2015-Friday 06/05/2015-07:00 – 14:00


2010-Blue Shutters Rd.-Roaring Brook Twp.-Single Lane-Crack Sealing-Wednesday 06/03/2015-Friday 06/05/2015-07:00 – 14:00


2013-Clifton Beach Rd.-Clifton Twp.-Single Lane-Crack Sealing-Monday 06/01/2015-Tuesday 06/02/2015-07:00 – 14:00


2019-O’Hara Rd.-Spring Brook Twp.-Single Lane-Ditching/Rock lining-Monday 06/01/2015-Friday 06/05/2015-07:00 – 14:00


3006-Church Hill Rd-Newton TWP-Single lane-Shoulder Cutting-Monday, June 01, 2015-Friday, June 05, 2015-7am-3pm


4017-Gravel Pond Rd-Glenburn TWP-Single lane-Shoulder Cutting-Monday, June 01, 2015-Friday, June 05, 2015-7am-3pm


4036-Falls Rd-Newton TWP-Single lane-Shoulder Cutting-Monday, June 01, 2015-Friday, June 05, 2015-7am-3pm


Long Term Projects:


Harrison Avenue Bridge:  As part of the ongoing project to replace the Harrison Avenue Bridge, the Central Scranton Expressway is a single lane pattern in each direction.  This single lane pattern will be in place throughout the summer in order to allow the contractor to work on the bridge from underneath.  Also, this weekend the Harrison Avenue Bridge will close.  Throughout the duration of the bridge replacement project, the contractor will be able to maintain traffic on the bridge for the vast majority of the time.  However, from Friday, April 24 at 10 p.m. to Sunday, April 26 at 9 a.m. the bridge will be completely closed to vehicle traffic with the only exception being emergency response vehicles.  The Scranton Police will be onsite throughout the bridge closure to help direct traffic and to allow emergency response vehicles to cross the bridge.  A detour will be in place for all other vehicles.  Pedestrian access will be maintained.  This work is part of an $18 million project to replace the Harrison Avenue Bridge, with an expected completion date of July 2017.


Edella Road: SR 4019 (Edella Road) over Interstate 81 in Clarks Summit is being closed until further notice, but work is underway to repair the bridge.  Recently, a PennDOT inspector noticed movement that has occurred in the abutment on the lower end of the bridge.  As a result, in order to maintain the highest level of safety for the traveling public, the road is being closed and a detour is being set up. At this time, there is no estimated date for reopening, but the closure is expected to be in place for at least a number of weeks. This bridge is scheduled to be replaced in 2016 as part of the P-3 Initiative in which PennDOT awarded a contract to Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners to replace 558 structurally deficient bridges over the next three years.


SR 6/11:  On Monday, March 16, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Reading Materials began a $42 million restoration of State Route 6&11.  The project will start in Clarks Summit and go to where 6 and 11 split in Wyoming County.  The first phase of the project will be constructing crossover lanes from the westbound lanes to the eastbound lanes and moving all traffic into a single lane pattern on what are now the eastbound lanes. Under a separate $5.2 million contract with New Enterprise Construction, a “mill and fill” repaving project will occur in Clarks Summit this summer as well.  This project will begin where SR 6&11 intersects with Interstate 81/Turnpike and will go through Clarks Summit, connecting to the $42 million restoration project.  Portions of this work will occur at night in order to have as minimal impact on businesses as possible.  As part of the project, College Avenue is currently closed and a detour is set up.


SR 3002 ( Milwaukee Rd, Ransom, Twp.) Lackawanna county Saturday, May 9 the east bound lane starting at segment 0024 offset 0150 to start mechanical edge paving. The contractor plans on working from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with Saturday work anticipated. The MPT will have flaggers to guide traffic around the working crew.


SR 106 Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County contractors will be setting barrier starting on Thursday, May 7 with temporary signals in place with flashing mode.  The project is between Walzack Lumber and Hurricane Hills Motocross track.  The lane will be restricted to 10.5 ft. width


SR 6 (Casey Highway): Installation of Cable Median Barrier from 84/380/81 Interchange to Exit 4 Archbald. Work Beginning the week of April 20th and continuing to August 2015.


SR 247 (Gino Merli Drive/Wildcat Drive) – Blakely to County line – there will be pipe work and paving between SR 1023 (Gino Merli Drive) in Blakely and the Lackawanna/Susquehanna county line in Greenfield beginning on Monday, August 18, 2014. Anticipated Completion – July 2015


SR 307 – Roaring Brook – Traffic Pattern Change, Speed limit reduced to 45 mph, single lane in each direction with lane shifts.


SR 347: Weather permitting, a contractor will continue milling and paving SR 347 between Mead Street in Dunmore and the Burke Bypass in Olyphant.  There will be one lane traffic patterns in the area, directed by flaggers.  Motorists should use extra caution in the area.


SR 435 – Elmhurst – Single land over Roaring Brook for bridge repairs. Temporary signals in place


SR 438 (Wallsville Road) – Benton Township – Is closed for a bridge replacement over Tunkhannock Creek. Detour in place. Anticipated Completion – May 2015


SR 3019 (Lonesome Road/Main Street Bridge): The bridge on Lonesome Road/Main Street in Moosic closed on Wednesday, April 29 and remain closed until late fall.


SR 7211 (Overbrook Road) – La Plume – Closed for bridge replacement over Tunkhannock creek. Anticipated Completion – May 2015


Luzerne County: 


Special Events:


Short Term Projects:


29-South Cross Valley-Hanover Township, between I-81 & Sans Souci-Single Lane-Pothole Patching -6/1/2015-6/5/2015-0700-1500


1010-BACK ROAD-West Wyoming-single lane-Shoulder cutting-6/3/2015-6/5/2015-0700-1500


1031-MT ZION-Exeter-single lane-Shoulder cutting-6/1/2015-6/2/2015-0700-1500


2002-San Souci-Hanover Township between S Cross Valley & Crossroads-Single Lane-Pothole Patching-6/4/2015-6/5/2015-0700-1500


2041-Middleburg Rd-Dennison Township between Seventh St & Stolpe Rd-Single Lane-Pipe Replacement -6/1/15-6/3/2015-0700-1500


4016-Mossville Road-Fairmount Twp.-single lane-Base Repair-6/1/2015-6/5/2015-0700-1500


Long Term Projects


SR 309:  The ADA Ramp Project (160) in Hazleton from the Airport Beltway south to Diamond Ave at the NB and SB has started. There will be Temporary MPT in place during operations that are expected to end in August. Also included in this Project is approximately 8 miles of milling and overlay paving starting at the SR 80 and. 309 junction south to Diamond. Avenue expected to be completed in early September. The Paving Operations are expected to start in late April or early May.


*SR 940 (Foster Avenue/Berwick Street) – White Haven – There will be handicap ramp work please use caution when traveling through this area. Anticipated Completion August 2015


Pike County:


Short Term Projects:


Long Term Projects:


*SR 6 – Shohola Creek – Shoulder Closed with a slight lane transition for bridge work. Anticipated Completion – August 2015


Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.


Susquehanna County:


Special Events:


Short Term Projects:


167–Bridgewater/Brookly Twp-Lane Restriction-Ditching-Monday, 6/1/2015-Friday 6/5/2015-


171–Harmony Twp.-Lane Restrictions-Pothole Patching-Monday, 06/1/2015-Friday, 06/5/2015-07:00 to 15:00


374–Lenox Twp.-Lane Restrictions-Pothole Patching-Friday, 06/5/2015-Friday, 06/5/2015-07:00 to 15:00


492–New Milford Twp.-Lane Restrictions-Pothole Patching-Friday, 06/5/2015-Friday, 06/5/2015-07:00 to 15:00


SR 267- -Choconut Twp-Lane Restriction-Pothole Patching-Monday, 6/1/2015-Friday 6/5/2015-


Various State Routes–County-Wide-Lane Restriction-Guide Rail Work-6/1/2015-6/5/2015-7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Long Term Projects:


SR 167: The contractor is going to begin permanent roadway repairs on Monday, April 20 on SR 167 utilizing multiple crews.


SR 267: Sub-contr’s. are scheduled to begin working on the above referenced project from last year to complete the contract. It will be the same work on both roadways; guide rail & centerline rumble strips. On SR 0267, Susquehanna County, the work will be performed from the intersection of SR 0706 in Lawton to Forest Lake. On SR 0092, Wyoming County, the work will be performed from the intersection of SR 1010 to the Susquehanna County line. Work hours will be 6:30 7 p.m. MPT will be maintained with flaggers utilizing an alternating lane closure.


SR 706: PennDOT is completing a $5.94 million project to improve 15 miles of State Route 706 in Susquehanna County.  A PennDOT contractor, Pennsy Supply, will begin replacing pipes this week, and then begin resurfacing the road from the intersection of State Route 11 to the intersection of State Route 267.  They will skip over the 5 mile area that is currently being completed under a separate contract in the Borough of Montrose and Bridgewater Township.  That $8.5 million job, which was begun in the fall of 2011 is scheduled to be completed by this August.  That ongoing betterment project includes installing new curbs, sidewalks, drainage and paving. The project that is starting today will include drainage work, pipe replacement, mechanized edge repair, base repair, new guiderail and milling out the old pavement and replacing it with a new 4 inch surface.  This work is expected to be complete by the middle of July. Throughout the duration of the project, there will be single lane closures in various locations with flaggers controlling traffic.  Delays are anticipated and motorists should use extreme caution when travelling in the area.


SR 3017: The Bridge on SR 3017 (West Nicholson Road) between Rose Road and Ed Johnson Road in Springville Township is now closed and a detour has been established.  During an underwater inspection yesterday, a dive team discovered significant scouring that was taking place on the abutment of the bridge, and in the interest of public safety, the decision was made to close the bridge until repairs can be made.  At this time, there is no set date for reopening the bridge, but it is expected to remain closed for a number of months.


Wayne County:


Special Events:


Short Term Project:


Long Term Project:


Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.


Wyoming County:


Special Events:


Short Term Projects:


307–Falls/Overfield Township-Lane Restriction-Shoulder Cutting-Monday (6/1)-Thursday (6/4)-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM


2017-Buttermilk Road-Falls Township-Lane Restriction-Shoulder Cutting-Thursday (6/4)-Friday (6/5)-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM


2021-Lower Mill City-Falls/Overfield Township-Lane Restriction-Shoulder Cutting-Monday (6/1)-Wednesday (6/3)-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM


2023–Falls Township-Lane Restriction-Shoulder Cutting-Thursday (6/4)-Thursday (6/4)-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM


2027-Highland Road-Falls/Overfield Township-Lane Restriction-Shoulder Cutting-Monday (6/1)-Wednesday (6/3)-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM


2033-Church St.-Factoryville Borough-Lane Restriction-Deck Repair-Monday (6/1)-Friday 6/5)-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Long Term Projects:


*SR 29 (Tunkhannock Road) – Eaton – Temporary bridge will open June 5. The project is for bridge construction over Bowman’s Creek. Anticipated Completion November 2015


*SR 87 – Mehoopany – possible single lane with Flaggers, project is for the replacement of a bridge over Mehoopany Creek, new bridge is being built next to old bridge. Anticipated Completion – September 2015


Pothole Patching: PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.



James May | District Press Officer

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

District 4 Office

55 Keystone Industrial Park | Dunmore, Pa 18512

Office 570-963-4044 | Fax 570-614-2957 *


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