Drivers Warned of Traffic Delays on I-81 in Luzerne County As Crews Work to Remove Bridge

Interstate 81

DUPONT — Drivers are warned of lane closures that may cause traffic issues on Interstate 81 in Luzerne County.

Crews are continuing their work to remove the Wyoming Avenue bridge that passed over Interstate 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

PennDOT said beginning on Sunday, October 2, there will be lane closures on Interstate 81 in both directions between Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) and Exit 178 (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport/Avoca). The lane closures will be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The work is scheduled to last until Friday, October 21. In addition, there will be rolling roadblocks at night between October 3 and October 5 as crews prepare to dismantle the bridge

During the week of October 17, PennDOT said there will be additional rolling road blocks and stoppages through the night on Interstate 81 as crews remove the beams.

The part of the bridge over the turnpike has already been removed.

Once removed, the bridge will not be replaced.


  • PA Sucks

    jesus christ,can these idiots plan anything properly? FINISH ONE PROJECT BEFORE STARTING TWO MORE! they have Pittston completely backwards with construction and they still havent even finished the exit! The idiot drivers around here cause traffic jams not even realizing the divided lanes both go to the same exact place and then theres an exit to the right, THE SAME AS BEFORE!!! God, this is the most sorry, pathetic, corrupted and uneducated place on the planet.

  • Sam

    Now they need to remove the one on 81 between exits 191 & 190, these bridges were built when they built 81 and they cut through private property, some however are still used by the farmers whose land they cut through.

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