Dunmore – 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 jamay@pa.gov.

Please follow PennDOT on Twitter at 511PANortheast and Like us on facebook at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Please note all work depends on weather conditions.

Baseball is back: Please note there will be traffic issues at Davis Street, I-81 and Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, at the beginning and end of the games.

Opening  Day is Monday, April 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. The Railriders will have home games on Monday, April 10, starting at 7:05 p.m.; Tuesday, April 11, starting at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, starting 6:35 p.m.; Thursday, April 13, starting at 6:35 p.m.; Friday, April 14, starting at 6:35 p.m.; Saturday, April 15, starting at 4:05 p.m.; and  Sunday, April 16, starting at 1:05 p.m.

Lackawanna County:

Short Term Projects

Construction work on the Edella Road bridge over I-81 in South Abington Township begins soon, as part of PennDOT’s Rapid Bridge Replacement project.

Beginning April 3 to April 6 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. construction crews will perform excavation work behind temporary barriers.  During this time, motorists should expect single right and left lane closures on I-81 north and southbound. This work is also expected to be performed on April 7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A fulltime closure of Edella Road has been rescheduled to begin until after Easter. Closure of Edella Road was expected to begin during the week of April 3, but is anticipated to begin the week of April 17, with the bridge reopened to traffic in early August.  During this time, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along  Venard Road (SR 4030) and South Abington Road (SR 407).

During the nighttime closure of I-81 southbound, all motorists will be detoured on I-81 at exit 197 to SR 632 (Commerce Drive),  SR 347 (Justus Blvd.) to Business Route 6 (Scranton Carbondale Highway) and will re-enter I-81 South at exit 191.

During the nighttime closure of I-81 northbound, motor vehicles will detour I-81, with traffic detoured at exit 194 to Route 11/ Business Route 6 (Northern Blvd.), SR 407 (S. Abington Road), to SR 632 (Carbondale Road) and will re-enter I-81 North at exit 197.  During this nighttime closure, trucks will detour I-81 north, but instead of using SR 632, trucks will continue north on SR 407 to SR 438 (Wellsville Road) and will re-enter I-81 at exit 201.

The exact dates of these short-term nighttime detours will be provided closer to construction.

SR 1012, Intersection of Kennedy Drive and County Road; Archbald Borough; Intersection improvements Project

The project will consist of the realignment of Kennedy Drive at Main Street to form a four-way intersection with the opposite Borough street. A new traffic signal will be installed at this intersection. Also, Kennedy Drive will be widened to accommodate a center turn lane from Main Street to Monica Drive.

An additional left turn lane may be added on Main for left turns onto Kennedy Drive. Other work included with the project are drainage improvements, utility relocation for the signal, and driveway access control through the installation of concrete curbing.  The project completion date is Dec 2017.

Long Term Projects

SR 6/11(Lackawanna Trail) – Clarks Summit to Clinton – Single Lane in both directions, traffic will travel on the southbound side while crews reconstruct the northbound lanes. Estimated Completion – November 2017. On Tuesday, November 15 traffic will be switched to normal traffic patterns – two lanes eastbound and two lanes westbound.  It’ll remain this way until the spring.  Some work in the median near Factoryville will take place as long as the weather allows.  In the spring, crews will be working near Dalton, westbound, and all traffic will be single lane in the eastbound lanes, single lane.  After that is done, final pave will take place at night. 

Update:   During the week of March 5 a new traffic pattern will be implement for the ongoing reconstruction project. This phase will restrict traffic to a single lane travel heading east and west on SR 6 in two separate areas within the construction limits.

The two areas in which this PennDOT engineered and approved traffic pattern will be placed are as follows:

Area 1: Clarks Summit, east limit of construction (near Valero and Wellington Pub) to the Dalton Bridge (at exit to Dalton, SR 632) – single lane traffic, both sides, east and west bound SR 6.

Area 2: Overbrook Road (just east of Keystone College) to the 6/11 split, west limit of construction – single lane traffic, both sides, east and west bound SR 6

The 2.3 miles of SR 6 between these two areas will continue to remain unrestricted. The estimated duration of this revised traffic pattern  will be March 8th to May 19th, 2017.

SR 347 (O’Neill Highway/Blakely Street) Dunmore Signal Project *UPDATE*:Work is progressing on SR 347 as part of the Dunmore Signal Project. Crews are continuing to pour concrete sidewalks near the Subway entrance. They are also erecting traffic signal foundations at Rite Aid. In about three weeks, crews will be starting work at the Dunmore Corners section.

Please be aware of alerts sent out by PennDOT for updates on traffic patterns as traffic will be down to one lane in this area. Crews have already installed new sidewalks along SR 347 and they have removed the median between Keystone Industrial Park and I-81. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by May 2017.