Tuesday
August 21, 2018

Project to pave 10 miles of Interstate 80 West postponed one week

ALLENTOWN – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today the contractor on a project to resurface approximately 10 miles of Interstate 80 westbound in Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock townships, Monroe County has postponed the start of work one week. The work was originally scheduled to begin today, but now will begin next Monday (August 27).

The project is made possible by Resurface PA, the Wolf Administration's new statewide initiative to accelerate repaving work on interstates and attack potholes across Pennsylvania.

The project includes milling, patching, and paving of I-80 west between Exit 293 (Interstate 380) and Exit 284 (PA 115). This section of I-80 west has an average daily traffic volume of 12,200 vehicles

Under this improvement project, the contractor will mill off the existing roadway surface and repave the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface. The project also includes bituminous patching.

Starting August 27 and lasting throughout the duration of the project, motorists should be alert for weekday (Monday through Thursday) lane restrictions between the hours of 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Updates will be provided whenever schedules change.


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