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.

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Please note all work depends on weather conditions.

Motorists traveling through Northeastern 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 from November 23  through November 28. 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.

Starting, November 20 through Dec 3, local and state police will be out conducting seat belt checks as part of the “Click it or Ticket’ campaign. Please follow PennDOT on Twitter at 511PANortheast and Like us on facebook at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

Lackawanna County

There will be traffic issues in downtown Scranton on Saturday, November 18 for the Annual Santa Parade from 7 a.m. to  12 p.m.

There will be traffic issues on Penn Ave, Scranton on Wednesday, November 22 for the Annual Scranton Times Tower lighting from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.       

There will be traffic issues on Sunday, November 26,  on SR 2020( E. Drinker St) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Home for the Holidays in Bucktown.

Short Term

SR 171-Main Street-Vandling-Single-Crack Sealing-20-Nov-17-22-Nov-17-7 a.m. to 3 p.m.-Lackawanna

SR 1015-Creamery Road-Greenfield Twp.-Single-Shoulder Stabilization/Driveway Adjustments-13-Nov-17-17-Nov-17-7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SR 4007-Craig Road-North Abington Twp.-Single-Pipe Trench Patching/Inlet Endwalls-13-Nov-17-17-Nov-17-7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SR 4007-Craig Road-North Abington Twp.-Single-Inlet Endwalls/E&S-20-Nov-17-22-Nov-17-7 a.m. to 3 p.m.-Lackawanna

SR 6006-Canaan Street-Carbondale Twp.-Single-Drainage/Rock lining-20-Nov-17-22-Nov-17-7 a.m. to 3 p.m.-Lackawanna

Long Term

SR 6/11 (Lackawanna Trail)- From Clarks Summit to Clinton, traffic will be down to a single lane in both directions due to construction. Crews should be finished with this work in November 2017. The following spring, crews will begin working near Dalton. When that is complete, final pave will take place at night. Starting May 15, 2018, through the middle of June, 2018, crews will be paving form Clarks Summit to Dalton, then Dalton to Wyoming County.   Starting on Wednesday, July 5 from Sr 632(Dalton) to Overlook Rd all traffic will be on the east bond  lane so work could continue on the west bond lane.  This will be continue till November 2017.

SR 307 Schultsville Rd, Newton, Township there will be a single lane closure with a temporary traffic signal for replacement of a culvert. The project should take three months.

SR 347 (O’Neill Highway/Blakely Street)- Dunmore Signal Project work is progressing as crews continue to pour concrete sidewalks near the Subway entrance. They are also erecting traffic signal foundations at Rite Aid. In roughly three weeks, crews will start work at the Dunmore Corners section. Traffic will be down to one lane in this area. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by November 2017.

SR 1012, Archbald Borough- At the intersection of Kennedy Drive and County Road, work is taking place to form a four-way intersection with the opposite Borough street. A new traffic signal will be installed at this intersection as well, and 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 on to Kennedy Drive. The project should be completed by December 2017.

SR 3013 - Work is taking place on the bridge located in the 800 block of S. Main Street in Taylor over the PA turnpike. Two 11 ft. lanes will remain open during construction. This should be completed by November.

SR 6011(Harrison Avenue), Scranton - As part of the ongoing project to replace the Harrison Avenue Bridge, the Central Scranton Expressway is a single lane pattern in each direction. This project is expected to be completed in 2018. 

SR 438 Lackawanna County to your long term construction list. SR 438 is closed over Elm Brook at Hopfer Road for a bridge replacement Project. Road to reopen in December. Detours in place.