Dunmore – Today (June 6) PennDOT opened bids on the resurfacing of both northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 81 from the Luzerne County line to just past the Central Scranton Expressway. Currently Popple Construction out of Wilkes-Barre has the lowest bid.The bid should be awarded shortly. The project is set to begin on July 22, 2013. It is a $4.458 million project that will take place at night. The project is estimated to be completed around October 26, 2013.