Bridge Work Slowed Traffic On I-81 In Luzerne County

I81 beams

AVOCA — Drivers faced delays on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County Thursday morning.

According to PennDOT, Interstate 81 southbound was down to one lane near the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport exit (178) beginning around 9:30 a.m.

Crews installed beams on a bridge over Plane Street in Avoca.

PennDOT officials said the work got finished ahead of schedule and reopened the lanes by noon.

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