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By Jon O’Connell joconnell@civitasmedia.com



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DUNMORE — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has published this week’s planned projects that could affect the regular traffic flow.


Interstate 80


Short-term projects:


• I-80 both directions - Luzerne - between Exit 256 (Conyngham/Nescopeck) and Exit 273 (White Haven/Freeland), there will be herbicide spraying along the guiderail from Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 to Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• I-80 West - Luzerne - between Exit 262 (Mountain Top/Hazleton) and Exit 273 (White Haven/Freeland) the driving lane will be closed for patching from Monday, Aug. 18, to Thursday, Aug. 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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. The I-80 west-bound on-ramp at Mifflinville (Exit 242) will remain closed through the majority of the 2014 construction season. Anticipated completion - 2015.


Interstate 81


For additional information on I-81, visit the Focus 81 website at www.focus81.com.


Short-term projects:


• I-81 Both directions - Luzerne - between Exit 141 (South Hazleton Beltway) and Exit 164 (Nanticoke) there will be herbicide spraying along the guiderail from Monday, Aug. 18, to Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• I-81 both directions - Luzerne - between Exit 164 (Nanticoke) and Exit 178 (Avoca/Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport) there will be herbicide spraying along the guiderail from Monday, Aug. 25, to Thursday, Aug. 28, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.


• I-81 South - Lackawanna - between Exit 180 (Moosic) and Exit 178 (Avoca/Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport) the driving lane will be closed for guiderail repair from Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. to Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 3 a.m.


• I-81 North - Lackawanna - between Exit 180 (Moosic) and Exit 182 (Davis Street) the passing lane will be closed for guiderail repair from Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. to Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 3 a.m.


• I-81 South - Lackawanna - between Exit 182 (Davis Street) and Exit 180 (Moosic) the driving lane will be closed for guiderail repair from Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. to Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 3 a.m.


• I-81 North - Lackawanna - between Exit 182 (Davis Street) and Exit 184 (River Street) the driving lane will be closed for guiderail repair from Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. to Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 3 a.m.


• I-81 South - Lackawanna - between Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) and Exit 182 (Davis Street) the driving lane will be closed for guiderail repair from Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. to Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 3 a.m.


• I-81 South - Lackawanna - between Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) and Exit 191 B (Scranton Expressway) the driving lane will be closed for guiderail repair from Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. to Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 3 a.m.


• I-81 both directions - Susquehanna - between Exit 202 (Fleetville/Tompkinsville) and Exit 217 (Harford) there will be lane restrictions due to bridge inspections from Wednesday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• I-81 both directions - Susquehanna - Great Bend and New Milford townships. There will be mowing on the median from Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Long-term projects:


• I-81 - Schuylkill County - Between Exit 134 (Delano) and 138 (SR 309) will be single lane in both directions and Exit 138 will be closed due to a long term reconstruction/rehabilitation project. During the closure, the posted detour will route traffic to Exit 141 (SR 424) to use SR 424/Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Beltway to access SR 309 north. Anticipated completion - March 2015.


• I-81 - Luzerne County - Exit 178A (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport) and Exit 178B (Avoca) have now been combined into one exit, Exit 178 (Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport/Avoca).


• 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 bridge widening on Interstate 81, rehabilitation of existing bridges over Lidy Road, SR 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.


• I-81 - Lackawanna County - between Exit 188 (Dunmore/Throop) and Exit 190 (Main Avenue) - lane shifts on I-81, ramp closure from Main Avenue to I-81 North. Anticipated completion - fall 2014.


Luzerne County


Short-term projects:


• SR 29 - Plymouth Township - lane restriction for patching on Friday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 118 - Lehman Township - lane restriction for patching on Monday, Aug. 18, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 309 (North Mountain Blvd.) - Wright Township - lane restriction from patching from Monday, Aug. 18, to Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 309 (North Cross Valley Expressway) - Kingston Township - single lane closure for patching from Monday, Aug. 18, to Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 309 (North Cross Valley Expressway) - between Exits 4 and 6 - lane restriction for bridge deck repair from Monday, Aug. 18, to Friday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


• SR 940 - Between Freeland & Hazleton - lane restriction for patching from Monday, Aug. 18, to Friday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 1010 (Back Road) - West Wyoming - single lane for patching from Thursday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 1010 (Back Road) - Swoyersville - single lane for ditching from Monday, Aug. 18, to Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 1031 (Mt. Zion Road) - Exeter - single lane for ditching from Wednesday, Aug. 20, to Friday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 2002 (Sans Souci) - Nanticoke City - lane restriction for patching from Thursday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 2007 (Laurel Run Road) - Laurel Run - lane restriction for ditching/pipe cleaning from Monday, Aug. 18, to Friday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


• SR 4006 (Waterton Road) - Huntington Township - closure for patching/pipe replacement, detour will be posted from SR 239 to SR 4010 to SR 4006 from Tuesday, Aug. 19, to Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Long Term Projects:


• SR 118 - Lehman Township - There is widening work taking place at the intersection of SR 118 and Idetown Road. There will be a lane shift throughout the work area during construction. Anticipated hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday work. Anticipated completion - this October.


• SR 309 - Mountain Top - single lane pattern, traffic stops for blasting, no trucks over 10.5 north or south from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m., and a reduced speed limit. Anticipated completion - November 2014


• SR 309 - between I-80 and Hazleton - There will be paving work and motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through this area. Anticipated completion - end of August.


• SR 415 - Lake Township - there will be paving work beginning in August. Anticipated completion - end of October.


• 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


• SR 2016 (Casey Avenue) - Wilkes-Barre - resurfacing of roadway. Anticipated completion - August 2014


PennDOT crews will continue to patch potholes throughout the county.


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