*Pike County Update:
As part of the $66 million project to remove and replace Interstate 84 in Pike County, the following work is being completed this week in Pike County:
All work is scheduled to take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
In the spring of 2014, once the crossovers are complete, traffic is expected to be moved to single lanes on the current eastbound lanes while the westbound lanes are completely removed and replaced. Before traffic is moved over, temporary paving will be done on I-84 West to help improve current conditions.
As part of this overall project, the contractor will:
The primary need for this project is the ongoing failure of the existing pavement as a result of alkali silica reactivity (ASR). ASR causes the concrete pavement to deteriorate and lose its structural integrity through a reaction between the aggregate and the type of cement that was used in the early 1970's during construction. Because of this ASR, the concrete forms a gel that may absorb water, expand and crack the concrete. Once cracked, the concrete loses its strength and deteriorates.
Additional Work on I-84:
M-Th: Manual patching and crack sealing I-84 E.B. and W.B. Monday 11/04/2013 through Thursday 11/07/2013. Alternate lane closures as needed between Exit 1 (Tigue Street) and Exit 8 (Mt. Cobb) – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
M: There will be bridge deck patching on I-84 eastbound at mile maker 5.3 (Roaring Brook Bridge) on Monday, November 5 -alternate lane closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
T: Bridge deck patching repairs I-84 W.B. at M.M. 5.3 (a.k.a. Roaring Brook Bridge) Tuesday 11/05/2013. Alternate lane closures. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
W: Bridge deck and approach repairs Interstate 84 W.B. at M.M. 4.1 (a.k.a. Pocono Flyover Bridge) Wednesday 11/06/2013. Alternate lane closure between 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: There will be a single lane restriction on I-80 East between the Luzerne/Columbia border and Exit 256 (Conyngham) for crack sealing – Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*As a reminder, the I-80 westbound Mifflinville on-ramp remains closed. On Monday, Oct. 21, the I-80 westbound off-ramp to Route 11 north and south (Exit 241 - Lime Ridge/Berwick) will be closed starting at 8 a.m. The ramp is expected to reopen at 1 p.m. The contractor will be installing lighting for the overhead signs. Westbound traffic wishing to use Exit 241 during the ramp closure will be directed to use Exit 242 (Mifflinville) and follow Route 339 to Main Street to Route 11.
Tuesday & Wednesday: Single lane restriction on I-81 between Exit 155 (Dorrance) and Exit 159 (Nuangola) for bridge maintenance - 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Work will be southbound on Tuesday; northbound on Wednesday.
*I-81 North Between Exit 170 (Wilkes-Barre) and Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) will have lane shifts for bridge replacement over Sunset Road and Old Boston Road beginning Monday, July 29 and will continue until spring of 2014.