July 29, 2017

Interstate 80 repair project in Monroe County to start

ALLENTOWN – Work is scheduled to begin next week to repair Interstate 80 between Exit 284 (PA 115) and Exit 293 (JCT I-380) in Jackson and Tobyhanna townships, Monroe County.

“Interstate 80 is an important part of the region’s transportation network, and making these repairs will benefit tourism, commerce, and local traffic,” Governor Tom Wolf said.

 Starting Monday, July 31, motorists can expect a 24-hour lane restriction on I-80 east that is expected to last through the end of 2017. Then in 2018 there will be a 24-hour lane restriction on I-80 west. All restrictions will be removed on major holiday weekends. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use caution traveling through the area.

Work on this section of I-80 includes milling, concrete patching, joint cleaning, and sealing, paving, updating guide rail, and installing new pavement markings. Updates will be provided whenever traffic patterns change.

Motorists are reminded to be alert for these operations, to obey work zone signs, and to slow down when approaching and traveling through work zones. These precautions are not only for their safety, but for the safety of the road crews.

Intercounty Paving Associates, LLC of Hackettstown, NJ is the general contractor on the $6,988,050 project. Work is expected to be complete in September 2018.

The average daily traffic volume on this section of I-80 is 10,312 vehicles eastbound and 10,844 vehicles westbound.

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