Bridge Closed for Floodgate Testing in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE -- A test of flood protection means traffic tie-ups on Wednesday for drivers in Luzerne County.

The Market Street Bridge is expected to be closed for most of the day.

Workers plan to put up the full flood wall on the Kingston side of the bridge to make sure everything is secure in case of emergency.

The wall completes the gap in the levee system.

Eastbound traffic using Market Street is being detoured to Pierce Street using Wyoming Avenue (Route 11).  Westbound traffic using Market Street is being detoured to West North Street using North River Street.