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Lane Restriction on Interstate 81 Northbound in Lackawanna County


Dunmore, PA –There will be a lane restriction on Interstate 81 northbound from Exit 178 (Wilkes - Barre/Scranton International Airport Avoca) to Exit 182 (Montage Mountain Road/Davis Street) in Lackawanna County for bridge joint repair. Work will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, and Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM.

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 take turns merging into the open lane.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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