PennDOT announces its work schedule for the week of Oct. 5 to 14...

PennDOT announces its work schedule for the week of Oct. 5 to 14. For a list of restricted or closed roads, you may visit /local travel advisories.

*An asterisk indicates a long-term closures.

Here's this week's fall driving tip: Compared with a sober driver of the same age, a driver aged 16–20 years with a BAC of 0.08%–0.099% is estimated to be 32 times as likely to die in a single-vehicle crash and 13 times as likely to be in a crash in which the young driver lives but someone else dies."


Exit 273 (White Haven/Freeland) to Exit 262 (Mountain Top/Hazleton) – Westbound, alternating lane closures – Tuesday thru Thursday

Exit 155 (Dorrance) to Exit 159 (Nuangola): Northbound; Concrete Patching, Right Lane Closure, Wed-Thurs 7am-3pm

Exit 168 (Highland Park) to Exit 159 (Nanticoke) – Sunday Southbound; Monday – Wednesday, Northbound – 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Single Lane Closure

Exit 165 (Mountain Top/Ashley) to Exit 164 (Nanticoke), southbound - Wilkes-Barre Twp: Bridge Deck Repair, Alternating Lane Restrictions, Tues-Thurs 9am-2pm

*Exit 188 (Dunmore/Throop) to Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) North: Motorists should be alert for lane shifts and alternating traffic patterns. This should not cause delays, but motorists are urged to use caution in the work zone.

*Exit 190 (Main Avenue) – South: The ramp from Main Avenue, Dickson City to I-81 South is closed; detour is 81 North to Exit 191B, back to 81 South. The ramp from I-81 South to Main Avenue is now utilizing the old on-ramp, so access from 81 to Main Avenue is still possible. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.

Exit 206 (Glenwood/Lenoxville) to Exit 211 (Lenox) – Tuesday – SB; Wednesday and Thursday – NB; Single lane closures.

*Exit 230 (Great Bend) New traffic patterns effective on north and south bound. Single lane traffic. Delays should be expected. There are single lane closure on I-81 northbound from Exit 230 (Great Bend-Susquehanna) to the New York border. There is also a single lane closure on I-81 southbound from Exit 225 (New Milford) to 219 (Gibson) for micro seal paving operations. Work should continue for next several weeks. Motorist should use caution while traveling through the area and use alternate routes. The work is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

*Exit 20 West: (Greentown/Lake Wallenpaupack) to Exit 17 (Newfoundland/Hamlin); westbound; single lane for milling, paving and guiderail repair. NOTE: This work will continue until October 2012.

*New York: There is a significant deck rehabilitation project Interstate 84 East in New York, from the PA/NY border to NY Exit 1. This work will take place until October and delays may back up into Pennsylvania.



(All work is M-F, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. unless noted)


State Road 6 (Lackawanna Trail) Dalton Boro, crack sealing Alternate lane closures between 7A.M. to 3 P.M.

* SR 107 - Main Ave - Starting on Tuesday, October 2 there will be milling and paving work beginning on Main Ave Dickson City starting at the anchor to the Mid Valley Hospital. The milling work will run from Tuesday, October 2 through Friday, October 5 from 8 5 p.m. Paving will follow the next week. Drivers should take alternate routes as traffic will be down to a single lane throughout the construction operations. All work depends on weather conditions. The project is expected be completed by the end of October.

*SR 435 & SR 690 Moscow Borough Project – Rehabilitation of roadway – Anticipated completion, December 2012. Final paving will begin October 9-13, weather permitting.

*SR 438: Minichi Inc. will be closing SR 438 in Lackawanna Co. to replace the bridge superstructure. This is located at the Route 6/11 intersection to the intersection with SR 4009. Approx .5 miles. This will last until October 12. A detour is set up.

*SR 2039 is closed between SR 315 and SR 2020 (Jumper Road) for a bridge replacement project.

*SR 3024 (Main Street) in Moosic is closed between Spring Street and Third Street with a detour for a repair on a county bridge. This is a long term closure.

State Route 4011 (Turnpike Road ) Ditch cleaning ;alternate lane closures between 7A.M. to 3 P.M.

*SR 4023 (Simerell Road), Bridge Replacement with detour. Anticipated completion – November 2012

*SR 4032 Shady Lane) - the Turnpike is replacing the bridge which carries Shady Lane Road (SR 4032) over the Turnpike in Clarks Summit. The contractor will be closing the road at midnight Saturday October 13 into Sunday October 14th. The road will be open by 6am (perhaps earlier). The reason for the closing is to set beams. The detour will use PA 307, Grove Street (SR 4026) and State Street (US 6 & 11). Rain date will be Sunday night beginning and midnight into Monday.