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Scheduled Roadwork: Week Of 11/19

November 19, 2018

The state Department of Transportation announced the following upcoming roadwork projects:

Coffee breaks

• Motorists traveling through Northeast Pennsylvania are encouraged to take a safety break at interstate rest areas over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Community groups will serve free coffee at rest areas through a program coordinated with PennDOT that’s designed to encourage drivers to “Take a Break for Safety’s Sake” during the busy holiday travel period. Breaks will be held at rest areas on Interstates 80, 81 and 84 as well as the Matamoras Welcome Center and the Great Bend Welcome Center.

Luzerne County

• There will be traffic issues in Plains Twp. on state Route 2011, West Carey Street, Plains Twp., on Wednesday for the annual Plains Lions Club tree lighting ceremony.

• Luzerne County Transportation Authority will host a Public Transportation Ridership Forum at 1 p.m. today. It will be held at the Village at Greenbriar, located at 4244 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Representatives from LCTA will meet with passengers and discuss transportation related ideas and issues. In addition, the staff will provide application information on the fixed route and shared ride services. A PennDOT Safety Press Officer will also be present to discuss pedestrian safety.

• North Cross Valley Expressway project: The on ramp to the North Cross Valley Expressway at Exit 3 River Street in Plains Twp. is closed through summer 2019. A signed detour will be in place for the duration of the on ramp construction. The on-ramp bridge deck and parapets will be removed and replaced. The beams and girders will be inspected and painted. A signed detour will be in place for the duration of the on ramp construction. Short term traffic delays might be experienced. Also on the Cross Valley, work from exit 4 to exit 6 will be done at night. The project will be from Forty Fort to Luzerne. The 2018 work will be to improving shoulders and will be done at night. Deck and repair work will begin in the spring of 2019.

• South Valley Parkway project: The Prospect Street roundabout is being re-engineered due to unforeseen conditions and may take a month to do so. The Department did not want to inconvenience the public, so the area was opened up. Once the re-engineering is completed, construction of Prospect Street will resume. The Prospect Roundabout will be opened during winter months, and closed again in late spring 2019 for completion. This is required due to weather restrictions for bituminous paving of the roundabout. The Prospect Street roundabout is projected to take 106 working days once it resumes in the spring. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

All work depends on weather conditions.

— STAFF REPORT

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