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Shapiro Administration Previews 2023 Northeast Region Construction Season, Highlights Projects

April 06, 2023 08:00 AM
By: Jessica Ruddy

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Yesterday, PennDOT District 4 officials highlighted projects anticipated to be in construction status this year in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties and discussed funding for regional roads and bridges from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). 

Fixing and maintaining Pennsylvania's roads, highways, and bridges is a top priority of the Shapiro administration. Today's announcement builds on Governor Shapiro's commitment to ensuring Pennsylvanians can travel across the Commonwealth safely. 

Overall highlights in the 2023 construction season for District 4 include:

  • 34 miles of high-level paving; and
  • 98 bridges will be addressed;

"We are excited for this year's construction season to begin," said PennDOT Engineering District 4 Executive Richard N. Roman, P.E. "We are starting over 100 new projects this construction season for a value of over $260 million." MicrosoftTeams-image (17).png

Notable projects that are expected to begin this year include:

  • Resurfacing on Route 307 (Morgan Highway) between Morgan Manor Drive, in South Abington Township, and Washington Road to Route 4024 (Winola Road) in Clarks Summit Borough, Lackawanna County;
  • Bridge replacement on Township Road 437 (College Avenue) over Marcomis Creek in La Plume Township, Lackawanna County;
  • Intersection Improvement Project at the intersection of Route 171 (Main Street) and Route 1003 (Jefferson Street) in Fell Township, Lackawanna County;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 6011 (Green Ridge Street) over Lackawanna River in the City of Scranton, Lackawanna County;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 7302 (Elm Street) Bridge over Lackawanna River in the City of Scranton, Lackawanna County;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 309 (Hunter Highway) over Nescopeck Creek, in Butler Township, Luzerne County;
  • Drainage, curb, and sidewalk improvements on North Main Avenue in the city of Pittston, Luzerne County;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 309 (Tunkhannock Highway) over Leonards Creek in Dallas Township, Luzerne County;
  • Streetscaping along Route 2002 (Main Street) and Route 3001 (Market Street) including sidewalks, curbing, plantings, signal upgrade, lighting, crosswalks, and ADA ramps in the City of Nanticoke, Luzerne County;
  • New ramp on Route 115 (Bear Creek Boulevard) northbound to Interstate 81 southbound, bridge replacements on Route 115 over Interstate 81 and Route 115 over Ramp L, interchange ramp improvements in Plains and Wilkes-Barre Township, Luzerne County;
  • Resurfacing on Route 6 (G.A.R Highway) from Route 434 (Shohola Road) to Route 739 and base repair on Route 6 (G.A.R Highway) from Ames Road to White Birch Drive in Palmyra Township, Pike County;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 590, east and westbound at the intersection with Route 4003 (Welcome Lake Road) in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 1009 (Viaduct Street) over Starrucca Creek in Lanesboro Borough, Susquehanna County;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 2011 (Waterford Road) over a tributary to Meshoppen Creek in Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 590 (Hamlin Highway) over Jones Creek in Salem Township, Wayne County;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 4041 (Rock Lake Road) over Riley Creek in Preston Township, Wayne County;
  • Resurfacing on Route 6 from Stanek Road to Lott Road in Meshoppen Borough and Meshoppen Township, Wyoming County; and
  • Resurfacing on Route 6 from Stanek Road to the intersection of Route 87 and Route 6 in Washington Township, Wyoming County.

Notable projects that will continue this year include:

  • I-84 over Lackawanna Railroad and Route 435 Bridge Replacement, Roaring Brook Township, Lackawanna County;
  • Extension of Route 424 Hazleton Beltway, from the Interstate 81 Exit 141 (Hazleton South Beltway) interchange to Humboldt Industrial Park, Luzerne County;
  • Interstate 80 and Interstate 81 concrete pavement repairs in Luzerne County;
  • Safety improvements project along Route 739, widening existing shoulder, constructing Safety Edge treatments, installing milled edge line rumble strips, and improving the existing drainage system in Blooming Grove, Pike County;
  • Replace three structures on Route 706 and improve the intersection of Routes 706 and 267 while removing a structure on Route 3037 from the Bradford County line to Rush Township, Susquehanna County;
  • Resurfacing of 28 miles including guide rail, drainage, pavement markings, and line painting on Route 29 from Lemon Township in Wyoming County to the New York state line, Susquehanna County;
  • Bridge restoration project including superstructure replacement on Route 191 (Twin Rocks Road) in Sterling Township, Wayne County; and
  • Bridge preservation project on Route 3003 (Sugar Hollow Road) over Branch Bowman's Creek, Eaton Township, Wyoming County.

"Repairing and replacing bridges continues to be a primary focus in our district," said Roman. "The mild winter allowed us to continue many of our construction and maintenance projects and we look forward to having a productive construction season this year."

As construction projects are underway in the region, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep in mind their safety and the safety of highway workers. When encountering a work zone, please drive the posted speed limit, turn on your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers, and avoid all distractions. In high-traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of travel to the merge point and to take turns merging into the open lane. 

To subscribe to PennDOT news that relates to Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties visit, www.penndot.pa.gov/District4

Information about infrastructure in District 4 including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D4Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at www.projects.pa.penndot.gov.

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at 511PANortheast and to see 2023 construction maps for each county, click the links below.  

Lackawanna County Construction Map

Luzerne County Construction Map

Pike County Construction Map

Susquehanna County Construction Map

Wayne County Construction Map

Wyoming County Construction Map