April 20, 2017
A nighttime closure on I-81 Southbound is scheduled on Saturday, April 22 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. During the nighttime closure of I-81 Southbound, all motorists will be detoured on I-81 at exit 197 to Route 632 (Commerce Drive), Route 347 (Justus Blvd.) to Business Route 6 (Scranton Carbondale Highway) and will re-enter I-81 South at exit 191.
A daytime single lane closure on I-81 Southbound is anticipated on Saturday, April 22 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Motorists should expect a daytime single lane closure on Southbound I-81 on Sunday, April 23 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
During the week of Monday, April 24 to Thursday, April 27, motorists should expect single lane closures Northbound and Southbound on I-81 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Construction work on the Edella Road Bridge over I-81, located between Willowbrook Road and Fox Run Circle, in South Abington Township started on Tuesday, April 18, as part of PennDOT’ s Rapid Bridge Replacement project. While the Edella Road Bridge is closed, drivers are directed to follow a detour along Venard Road (Route 4030) and South Abington Road (Route 407). The bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic in August.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
This bridge is referred to as JV-139 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.