PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback on Construction and Maintenance Services

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting construction and maintenance services feedback through an online survey. The public can take the survey through October 20 by visiting 2023 PennDOT Construction/Maintenance Customer Satisfaction Survey.  

Construction and maintenance work has been underway across the state this year. From January through August, 485 bridges were put out for bid to be repaired, replaced or preserved by PennDOT or industry forces. So far this year 161 state and local bridges were completed, 17 of which went out for bid this year. Additionally, from January through August more than 3,100 roadway miles were improved by department or partner crews. This includes 1,065 miles of paving.

“The PennDOT team and our industry partners work hard to keep people moving and our economy growing,” PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll said. “This survey is one way that we continually look for educational opportunities and areas of success or potential improvement.”

The 24-question survey asks respondents how they receive PennDOT roadway information and how often PennDOT meets or exceeds expectations in construction and maintenance activities. Respondents are also asked about experiences with reporting concerns to the department, and whether or how they use the state’s 511PA traveler information services.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts

Subscribe to statewide PennDOT news and traffic alerts at www.penndot.pa.gov/news or choose a region under “Regional Offices.” Information about the state’s infrastructure and results the department is delivering for Pennsylvanians can be found at www.penndot.pa.gov/results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.

Wolf Administration Wraps Up 2022 Construction Season

PennDOT Engineering District 4 today held a media event to wrap up another busy construction season and note the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s assistance in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.

“The 2022 construction season included the infusion of additional federal transportation investments and continued management of an infrastructure system covering 4,000 miles of roads and 2,100 bridges across six counties,” said PennDOT District 4 Executive Richard N. Roman, P.E. “Our design, construction and maintenance teams, along with many external partners, came together to find innovative solutions, executed most projects ahead of schedule, and kept the focus on safety for the traveling public and our employees at all times.”

These improvements include projects supported and accelerated by the BIL. In 2022 alone the BIL is bringing at least $49.6 million in funding to the District 4 region to be allocated by the department and its local Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organization (MPO/RPO) partners:

  • Lackawanna Luzerne Transportation Study (LLTS) MPO received at least $21.8 million;
  • Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) MPO received at least $12.1 million;
  • Northern Tier RPO received at least $13.9 million more; and
  • Wayne County received at least $1.8 million more.

The district opened bids for 42 contracts totaling nearly $298 million in value. Of those contracts, 26 were for roadway work and 16 were for bridge work.

More than 371 miles of paving and 599 miles of seal coating (oil and chip) were completed in the district in 2022.

Work was performed on 28 state-owned bridges by contractors. This included replacing or rehabilitating 20 bridges and preserving eight bridges. Additionally, department-force bridge crews worked on 118 bridges. The district has been able to stretch resources by using in-house capabilities for highway and bridge improvements. 

Below is a list by county of the major projects that were completed or under construction in the district in 2022. Some of the largest are multi-year projects that started prior to 2022.

Lackawanna County:

  • Resurfacing on Routes 247,1010, 2006, 2008, 3018, 3033 and 6011 in various municipalities. Construction will be completed in 2022. $4.3 million;
  • Arch rehabilitation project on Route 632 over Ackerly Creek in Dalton Borough. Construction was completed in 2022. $410,000;
  • Interstate 84 over the Lackawanna Railroad, Roaring Brook, and Route 435 in Dunmore Borough, Bridge Replacement and Interchange Reconfiguration Project. Construction will continue through 2026. $113 million;
  • I-84 in Roaring Brook Township, Resurfacing and Bridge Rehabilitation Project. Construction will continue through 2023. $18.9 million;
  • Route 6006 (Robert P. Casey Highway) in Various Municipalities, Concrete Pavement and Bridge Preservation Project. Construction will continue through 2024. $29.9 million;
  • Main Street (Local Project) in Dickson City Borough, Resurfacing and Signal Improvements Project. Construction will continue through 2023. $1.1 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 107 over Tunkhannock Creek in Scott Township.  Construction will continue through 2023. $944,000;
  • Bridge preservation on I-81 and Route 1016 in various municipalities in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Construction will be completed in 2022. $3.3 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 8015 over Leggett’s Creek in South Abington Township.  Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.6 million;
  • Traffic signal project on Route 3013 in the City of Scranton. Construction will continue through 2023. $1.1 million;
  • Resurfacing, bridge preservation, and cable median barrier project on I-81 from Dickson City to the Susquehanna County Line. Construction will continue through 2024. $36.5 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 407 over Lackawanna Lake in North Abington Township.  Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.9 million;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 307 over Green Run in Roaring Brook Township.  Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.9 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation and superstructure replacement on Route 4005 over D&H Railroad in Benton Township. Construction will continue through 2023. $2.4 million;
  • Bridge preservation on I-81, Route 6006, Route 11, Route 348, Route 2004, and Route 435 in various municipalities in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Construction will be completed in 2022. $5.7 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 6006 over Racket Brook in the City of Carbondale. Construction will be completed in 2022. $796,000;
  • Resurfacing on Routes 435 and 1007 in various municipalities. Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.4 million;
  • Resurfacing on Routes 247 and 1017 in various municipalities. Construction will be completed in 2022. $4.3 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 4023 over Spillway Griffin Pond Reservoir in South Abington Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $281,000;
  • Resurfacing and signal improvements project, Main Street Corridor (Local Project) in Dickson City Borough. Construction will be completed in 2022. $3.4 million; and
  • Federal Aid Resurfacing and ADA Ramp Reconstruction Project on Routes 247, 1010, 2006, 2008, 3018, 3033 and 6011 Construction will be completed in 2022. $4.2 million.

Luzerne County:

  • Rehabilitation on Route 11 over Mill Creek Bridge and the Norfolk Southern, Reading, Northern, and Blue Mountain Railroad in the Borough of Dupont. Construction will continue through 2022. $1.9 million;
  • Roadway extension on Route 424 in Hazle Township. Construction will continue through 2024. $17 million;
  • Paving and surface treatment on Routes 18, 1013, 1015, 1029, 25, 27, 28, 2020, 2035, and 3030 in various municipalities. Construction will continue through 2023. $6.5 million;
  • Resurfacing on Routes 315, 1014, 1019, 2013, 2022, and 3021 in various municipalities. Construction was completed in 2022. $4.7 million;
  • Safety improvement project on Route 309 in Wilkes-Barre Township. Construction was completed in 2022. $1.3 million;
  • Bridge preservation on I-81, Route 11, and Route 309 in various municipalities. Construction was completed in 2022. $6.0 million;
  • Resurfacing on Route 315 in the Borough of Laflin, Plains Township, and Jenkins Township. Construction was completed in 2022. $1.9 million;
  • Resurfacing on Routes 11, 19, 92, and 309 in various municipalities. Construction will continue through 2023. $9.3 million;
  • Bridge preservation on I-81 in Hanover Township, Wilkes-Barre Township, and the Borough of Ashely. Construction will continue through 2023. $7.3 million;
  • Route 437 in Wright Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Ida. Construction was completed in 2022. $214,000;
  • Intersection improvement project at Route 2015 and Route 2004 in Plains Township. Construction will continue through 2023. $716,000;
  • Route 2007 in the City of Wilkes-Barre, Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project. Construction will continue through 2023. $1.4 million;
  • Railroad Bridge preservation on Route 29 over Susquehanna River in Plymouth Borough. Construction will continue through 2023. $4.7 million;
  • Surface improvement on Routes 315, 424, 1029, 1035, 2024, 2040, 2042, 2045, 2049, and 3017 in various municipalities. Construction will continue through 2023. $8.3 million;
  • Pipe replacement on Route 1043 and Route 1014 in Dallas Township. Construction was completed in 2022. $577,000;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 2035 over I-81 in Pittston Township. Construction will continue through 2024. $5.5 million;
  • Concrete paving repair on I-80 and I-81 in various municipalities. Construction will be completed in 2023. $5.4 million;
  • Route 3006 and Route 3008 in Conyngham Township, Base Repair Project. Construction will be completed in 2022. $2.3 million;
  • Route 93 and Route 309 in Sugarloaf Township, West Hazelton Borough, City of Hazleton, and Butler Township, Mircosurfacing Project. Construction was completed in 2022. $4.5 million;
  • Route 309 over Route 2022 in the City of Wilkes-Barre and Plains Township, Bridge Preservation Project. Construction will continue through 2023. $8.6 million;
  • Culvert replacement on Route 3007 over Little Wapwallopen Creek in Slocum Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.2 million;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 92 over Lewis Creek in Exeter Township. Construction was completed in 2022. $805,000;
  • Culvert replacement on Route 1012 over a Branch of Harvey’s Creek Project in Jackson Township. Construction will continue through 2023. $12 million;
  • Culvert replacement on Route 1048 over Harvey’s Creek in Lehman Township. Construction was completed in 2022. $1 million;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 3014 over Nescopeck Creek in Nescopeck Township. Construction will continue through 2023. $2,7 million; and Culvert replacement on Route 1025 over Hicks Creek in Exeter Township. Construction was completed in 2022. $797,000.

Pike County

  • I-84 in Greene Township, Reconstruction and Bridge Replacement Project, Construction will continue through 2023. $103.8 million;
  • Reconstruction on Route 6 between Milford and Matamoras. Construction will be completed in 2022. $5.1 million;
  • Slope repair on Route 2002 in Delaware Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $547,000;
  • Box culvert rehabilitation on Route 507 in Palmyra Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $853,000;
  • Box culvert rehabilitation on Route 6 in Milford Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $873,000;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 390 in Green Township. Construction will continue through 2023. $1.9 million;
  • Route 590 in Lackawaxen Township, High Friction Surface Treatment Project. Construction will continue through 2023. $298,000;
  • Resurfacing on Route 1014 in Lackawaxen Township. Construction will continue through 2023. $1 million;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 2003 in Lehman Township. Construction will continue through 2023. $814,000; and
  • I-84 in Matamoras Township, Roadway and Ramp Reconstruction Project. Construction will be completed in 2022. $7.1 million.

Wayne County

  • Bridge preservation on Route 507 in Dreher Township, Route 4003 in Dyberry Township and Route 3003 in Eaton Township. Construction was completed in 2022. $1 million;
  • Paving Route 6, Route 652 and Route 4005 in various municipalities. Construction was completed in 2022. $4.8 million;
  • Route 3017 in Salem Township, roadway emergency flood project. Construction was completed in 2022. $208,000;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 3034 in Lake Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $795,000;
  • Resurfacing on Routes 6 and 1016 in various municipalities. Construction will be completed in 2022. $2.4 million;
  • Bridge restoration on Route 191 in Sterling Township. Construction will continue through 2023. $1 million; and
  • Slope reconstruction on Route 1006 in Berlin Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $738,000.

Wyoming County

  • Resurfacing on Route 87 in various municipalities. Construction was completed in 2022. $3.8 million;
  • Resurfacing on Route 3001 in various municipalities. Construction was completed in 2022. $3.7 million;
  • Route 92 in Falls Township, Arch Culvert Rehabilitation Project. Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.6 million;
  • Roadway rehabilitation on Routes 29, 1011, 1013, and 2035 in various municipalities. Construction was completed in 2022. $2.1 million; and
  • Resurfacing on Routes 2008, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2021, 2023 and 2025 in various municipalities. Construction was completed in 2022. $3.6 million.

PennDOT, PSP, PTC, Construction Industry Highlight National Work Zone Awareness Week

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), and Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) hosted an event today urging motorists to slow down and pay attention in work zones ahead of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). The week, which runs April 11-15, is designated to highlight the critical importance of safe driving through work zones. The theme of this year’s NWZAW is “Work Zones are a Sign to Slow Down.”

“We are beginning another construction season,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “Too often this means hazards for the men and women who are delivering improved roads and bridges. These workers deserve to get home safely. Please slow down and never drive distracted, especially in work zones where roadway conditions can change every day.”

According to preliminary PennDOT data, in 2021 there were 1,617 work zone crashes, resulting in 15 fatalities. Additionally, since 1970, PennDOT has lost 90 workers in the line of duty. The PA Turnpike has lost 45 workers since 1940.

With a mock work zone in the background, PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton referenced the hazards of working so close to live traffic. “Our crews are doing their jobs, day in and day out, mere inches from live traffic,” Compton explained. “Our colleagues have been injured and lives have been taken when drivers do not pay attention to construction signage, respect posted speeds or maintain a safe distance.”

In Pennsylvania, there are two distinct programs related to active work zones. Under Title 75, Section 3326, motorists caught by police driving 11 mph or more above the posted speed limit in an active work zone, or who are involved in a crash in an active work zone and are convicted for failing to drive at a safe speed, automatically lose their license for 15 days. Additionally, fines for certain traffic violations — including speeding, driving under the influence, and failure to obey traffic devices — are doubled for active work zones. The law also provides for up to five years of additional jail time for individuals convicted of homicide by vehicle for a crash that occurred in an active work zone.

Under Title 75, Section 3369, fines are allowed to be administered through the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) program. Pennsylvania’s AWZSE program, first implemented in March 2020, uses vehicle-mounted systems to detect and record motorists exceeding posted work zone speed limits by 11 miles per hour or more using electronic speed timing devices. AWZSE systems are only operational in active work zones where workers are present. Work Zones that have an AWZSE system present and active will have unique signs in advance of the enforcement area, alerting drivers to the upcoming enforcement. Registered owners receive a warning letter for a first offense, a violation notice and $75 fine for a second offense, and a violation notice and $150 fine for third and subsequent offenses. These violations are civil penalties only; no points are assessed to driver’s licenses.

In 2021, PSP supported 101 projects for work activities where existing enforcement remains the most effective tool. The combination of existing and automated enforcement continues to be applied in a complementary manner and is yielding benefits in Pennsylvania work zones.

“Increased penalties in work zones and the implementation of the AWZSE program have made Pennsylvania’s work zones safer,” said Major Robert Krol, Director of the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Patrol. “The PSP is committed to supporting safety across Pennsylvania’s roadways.”

Results included in the AWZSE Annual Legislative Report released online today show that the program is meeting its goals of reducing work zone speeds, changing driver behavior, and improving work zone safety for both workers and motorists.

During 2021’s primary construction months (April – November), speeding in AWZSE enforced work zones was reduced to 20 percent of all traffic, down from 35 percent at the start of the program. Similarly, excessive speeding (11 mph or more over the posted speed limit) was reduced to three percent from eight percent at the start of the program. Additionally, improvements in driver behavior have been observed through not only sustained speed reductions in AWZSE-enforced work zones, but also smaller, but measurable, reductions at times when AWZSE is not in effect in those zones.

“Ultimately, this program is not about issuing violations,” said Gramian. “The goal is to change driver behavior. We want all motorists to slow down and drive safely so that enforcement programs like AWZSE are no longer needed.”

Associated Pennsylvania Constructors Executive Vice President Robert Latham emphasized that highway workers risk their lives every day in order to maintain a roadway system that is safe for the motoring public. “We’re asking that motorists do their part to keep highway workers safe, too,” said Latham. “It only takes a moment of distraction to cause an injury or fatality. Slow down and stay alert.”

For more information on the Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program, including a list of projects where the units are deployed, visit https://workzonecameras.penndot.gov/.

For more information on work zone safety, visit www.PennDOT.gov/Safety.

For more information on work zone safety and an opportunity to take the safe-driving pledge, visit https://www.idriveorange.com/.

Photos and video from this event will be available at www.pacast.com.

Sordoni Construction Services Announces Promotions

Sordoni Construction Services was founded by Andrew J. Sordoni in 1910 and has since built a strong presence in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region as a construction manager, design-builder, and general contractor. The firm has successfully completed significant construction projects with primary emphasis on industrial, commercial and institutional clients.

Robert Obuhosky has been promoted to Director of Preconstruction. Mr. Obuhosky joined Sordoni in April of 2018 as an Estimator and has over twenty years of commercial construction experience with a strong background in estimating and project management. In his new role, Robert will manage the workload and development of the preconstruction/estimating staff, collaborate with owners, architects, and Sordoni personnel on projects throughout the many phases of project development and execution, and provide clients with high quality solutions at competitive costs. Robert holds an Associate Degree in Architectural Engineering.

Carmen Brutico has been promoted to Senior Project Manager. Mr. Brutico joined Sordoni in September of 2016 as a Project Manager and has over eleven years of experience in the construction industry. Carmen has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of construction management along with diverse project experience in numerous industries. As Senior Project Manager, Carmen will play a significant role not only in the successful delivery of company initiatives but also provide leadership by building and motivating project teams to meet their project goals. Carmen holds a Master of Architectural Engineering Construction Management Option from Pennsylvania State University.

Wolf Administration Wraps Up 2021 Construction Season in Northeastern PA

As 2021 nears its end, PennDOT Engineering District 4 is wrapping up another busy construction season in northeastern Pennsylvania.

“The 2021 construction season presented us with some unexpected challenges, including two major tropical storms that created additional projects in all six counties,” said PennDOT District 4 Executive Richard Roman, P.E. “Our design, construction and maintenance teams came together to find innovative solutions, complete most projects ahead of schedule, and kept the importance of safety for the traveling public and our employees at the forefront at all times.”

The six-county district, which includes Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties opened bids for 68 contracts totaling nearly $197 million in value. Of those contracts, 48 were for roadway work and 20 were for bridge work.

Work was performed on 55 state-owned bridges by contractors. This included the replacement or rehabilitation of 47 bridges and preservation work on eight bridges to extend their life. Work was performed on 279 state-owned bridges PennDOT crews. The district has been able to stretch limited resources by using in-house capabilities to complete work.

More than 205 miles of paving and 561 miles of seal coating (oil and chip) were completed by contractors and PennDOT crews in the district in 2021.

In addition to programmed work, the district responded to challenges following the flooding and above-average precipitation that has impacted northeastern Pennsylvania in 2021. Flood damage for most sites occurs during the event itself, but in some cases embankment failures or landslides occur several months or even years later. While repairs for most of the damaged areas are complete or are currently under repair, the long-term impacts from the flooding will be felt for many years.

Below is a list by county of the major projects that were under construction in the district in 2021. Some of the largest are multi-year projects that started prior to 2021.

Lackawanna County:

  • Interstate 84 over Lackawanna Railroad, Roaring Brook and Route 435, Dunmore Borough, bridge replacement and interchange reconfiguration. Construction will continue through 2026. $113.2 million;
  • I-84, Roaring Brook Township, resurfacing of I-84 eastbound and westbound and bridge rehabilitation. Construction will continue through 2023. $18.9 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 407 over Lackawanna Lake, North Abington Township. Construction will continue through 2022. $1.9 million;
  • Bridge preservation, various routes and municipalities. Construction will continue through 2022. $5.6 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 6006 over Racket Brook, City of Carbondale. Construction will be completed in 2021. $796,000;
  • Emergency bridge repair on Route 690 over Bear Brook, Moscow Borough. Completed in 2021. $92,000;
  • Resurfacing 12 roadway miles, various routes and municipalities. Construction will continue through 2022. $4.8 million;
  • Route 1037, Dickson City Borough, Dundaff Street Flood Repairs. Construction was completed in 2021. $473,000;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 4005 over D&H Railroad, Benton Township. Construction will continue through 2022. $2.4 million;
  • Milling and resurfacing on I-84 and ramps in Lackawanna and Wayne counties. Construction will be completed in 2022. $17.5 million;
  • Guiderail project on I-80 and I -81 mile marker 143 to 160 complete in 2021.  Planned for 2022 is mile marker 160 to 232 on I-81 and I-84. I-80 work is planned for 2023. $15.9 million;
  • Keystone College Community Gateway Project. Completed in 2021.  $826,000; and
  • Paving on Route 1010 and Route 3018. Construction completed in 2021.  ADA ramps have also been started on other state routes.  Final paving in 2022 on Routes 247, 2026, 2028, 3033 and 6011. Construction will be completed in 2022. $4.2 million.


Luzerne County:

  • Culvert replacement on Route 239 in Huntington Township. Construction completed in the summer of 2021. $420,000;
  • Culvert replacement on Route 118 in Lehman Township. Construction will be completed in 2021. $1.1 million;
  • Culvert conversion on Route 315 in the Borough of Laflin. Construction will be completed in 2021. $140,000;
  • Multiple bridge preservations on Route 309 in Kingston, Hanover, and Foster townships, Bridges in the project were Route 309 Section P15 over Toby Creek, Route 309 Section P16 over Toby Creek, Route 309 Section P14 over Pine Run, and Route 2044 Section P18 over Pond Creek. Construction will be completed in 2021. $1.3 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 2010 over Route 29 in Hanover Township. Completed in 2021. $4.2 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 11 over Norfolk Southern, Reading, Northern, and Blue Mountain Railroad, and Mill Creek in the Borough of Dupont. Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.9 million;
  • Roadway extension on Route 424 in Hazle Township. Construction will be completed in 2024. $17 million;
  • Surface treatment project in various municipalities and including Route 18, Route 1013, Route 1015, Route 1029, Route 2025, Route 2027, Route 2028, Route 2020, Route 2035, and Route 3030. Construction will be completed in 2022. $6.5 million;
  • Resurfacing project in various municipalities and including Route 315, Route 1014, Route 1019, Route 2013, Route 2022, and Route 3021. Construction will be completed in 2022. $4.7 million;
  • Safety improvement project on Route 309 in Wilkes-Barre Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.3 million;
  • Resurfacing on Route 315 in the Borough of Laflin, Plains Township, and Jenkins Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.9 million;
  • Resurfacing in various municipalities on Routes 11, 2019, 309, 92, and 2045. Construction will be completed in 2022. $9.3 million;
  • Bridge preservation on I-81 in Hanover Township, Wilkes-Barre Township, and the Borough of Ashley. Construction will be completed in 2023. $7.3 million;
  • Route 2036 in Bear Creek Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Henri. Construction was completed in October 2021. $369,000;
  • Route 2039 in Plains Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Ida. Construction was completed in October 2021. $194,856;
  • Route 239 in Nescopeck Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Ida. Construction was completed in October 2021. $55,000;
  • Route 2035 in Bear Creek Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Ida. Construction was completed in October 2021. $246,147;
  • Route 2020 in the City of Wilkes-Barre, Bridge Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Ida. Construction will be completed in 2022. $415,510;
  • Route 2036 in Bear Creek Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Ida. Construction will be completed by the end of 2021. $448,003; and
  • Route 437 in Wright Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Ida. Construction will be completed in the spring of 2022. $213,670.40.

Pike County

  • Culvert rehabilitation on Route 507 in Palmyra Township. Construction will be completed in 2021. $843,062;
  • Milford-Bushkill roadway reconstruction including realignment and shoulder/lane widening on Route 2021 in Lehman Township. Construction will be completed in 2021. $30 million;
  • Reconstruction, resurfacing and rehabilitation and culvert conversion on Route 6 between Boroughs of Milford and Matamoras. Construction will be completed in 2021. $5.1 million;
  • Slope repair on Route 2002 in Delaware Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $547,000;
  • High friction surface treatment safety improvements on Route 6, Route 507 and Route 2021. Construction will be completed in 2021. $397,000;
  • Resurfacing on Route 590 in Blooming Grove Township. Construction will be completed in 2021. $926,000;
  • Cleaning and washing various bridge structures located within PennDOT District 4. Project will be completed in 2021. $623,000;
  • Paving on Route 739 in Delaware Township. Construction will be completed in 2021. $2 million;
  • Route 6 in Lackawaxen Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Ida. Construction completed in 2021. $69,426;
  • Route 1012 and Route 1014, Shohola Township and Lackawaxen Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Projects from Hurricane Ida. Construction completed in 2021. $149,000; and
  • Route 2009 in Dingman Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project from Hurricane Ida. Construction will be completed in 2021. $23,000.

Susquehanna County

  • Lanesboro Streetscape Project. Completed in September 2021. $620,000;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 11, Route 29 and Route 1011. Completed in July 2021.  $3 million;
  • Rehabilitation of Route 11 bridge over railroad in Great Bend and emergency deck repair on Route 4008. Completed in September 2021. $820,000;
  • I-81 in Great Bend to New Milford from mile marker 223 to 232. Construction will be completed in 2021. $3.5 million;
  • Local bridge replacement on Carmalt Road in Choconut Township. Construction will be completed in 2021. $1.1 million;
  • Replacement of three box culverts and intersection realignment at Route 267/Route 706 intersection in Rush Township. Realignment completed in September 2021. Box culverts will be replaced in 2022. Construction will be completed in 2022. $4.3 million;
  • Bridge replacement with box culvert on Route 1033 in Great Bend. Construction will be completed in 2021. $1 million;
  • Bridge replacement on Route 1010 in Oakland Township. Construction will be completed in 2021. $1.9 million;
  • Emergency slide repair on Route 11 in Great Bend. Completed in March 2021. 280,000;
  • Bridge replacements on Route 3029 in Jessup Township. Construction will be completed in 2023. $2.1 million;
  • Base repair on multiple state routes in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. Construction will be completed in 2022. $3.6 million;
  • Base repair on multiple state routes in Susquehanna, Wyoming and Pike counties. Work in Susquehanna County planned to begin in 2021, with Wyoming and Pike in 2022. Construction will be completed in 2022. $2.1 million;
  • Slide repair on Route 1009 in Harmony Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $585,000; and
  • Paving on Routes 11, 858 and 1031 in Susquehanna County and Route 87 in Wyoming County. Construction will be completed in September 2022. $4 million.

Wayne County

  • Surface treatment on Route 6, Route 196 and Route 296 in Wayne County and Route 92 in Wyoming County. Construction will be completed in 2021. $2.3 million;
  • Pavement base repairs on Route 191, Route 247, Route 371, Route 652, Route 670, Route 11, Route 1014, Route 3028, Route 2048, Route 2049, Route 4021, Route 4023, Route 4025 and Route 4031 in various municipalities in Wayne County. Construction will be completed in 2021. $2.4 million;
  • Bridge preservation on Route 507 in Dreher Township, SR 4003 in Dyberry Township and SR 3003 in Eaton Township, Wyoming County. Construction will be completed in 2022. $915,000;
  • Resurfacing on Route 191 in various municipalities. Project was completed in 2021.  $4.5 million;
  • Paving on SR 6, SR 652 and SR 4005 in various municipalities. Construction will be completed in 2022. $4.4 million;
  • Route 3017 in Salem Township, Roadway Emergency Flood Project. Construction will be completed in 2022. $208,000;
  • Bridge preservation on I-84, Route 196, Route 670, Route 11 and Route 3028 in various municipalities. Construction will be completed in 2021. $843,000;
  • Resurfacing on Route 11 and Route 2013 in Dyberry Township. Construction will be completed in 2021. $1.5 million; and
  • Pavement Base repair on various SRs in Wayne County. Construction completed 2021. 3.5 million.

Wyoming County

  • Rehabilitation of three structures on Route 1027, Route 292 and Route 2031. Completed in May 2021. $2.4 million;
  • Bridge rehabilitation on Route 29 and Route 87 over the Susquehanna River and Route 4002. Construction was completed in April 2021. $430,000;
  • Stone laid arch rehabilitation on Route 92 in Falls Township. Construction will be completed in 2022. $1.6 million; and
  • Slide repair on Route 87 at Sullivan County Line. Construction will be completed in 2022. $2.6 million.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties at www.penndot.gov/District4. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.

Information about infrastructure in District 4, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.gov/D4Results.

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Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Begins Construction on Medical Office Building

Construction of a new Medical Office Building is underway at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, a development that will make better health easier for patients in Luzerne County by allowing for growth of specialty services on the hospital campus and increased appointment availability. 

The 160,000 square-foot clinic space will be comprised of four floors plus a lower level and will house general surgery, vascular surgery, pulmonology, infectious diseases, neurology, pediatric neurology, neurosurgery, neurophysiology, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat)/audiology, general internal medicine, nephrology and transplant outreach practices as well as laboratory and radiology services and a retail pharmacy.

Demand for these services is growing among residents of Luzerne County and northeastern Pennsylvania, and the Medical Office Building will reduce wait times for patients by allowing for program expansion, hiring of 20 new providers, and more appointments in these disciplines. As programs mature, the development will create approximately 70 jobs and provide for roughly 70,000 new patient visits each year.

“We are grateful that more and more of our friends and neighbors are trusting Geisinger with their care, and we know we have to continue to grow to make our services easier to use for patients in Luzerne County,” said Dan Landesberg, associate vice president of operations in Geisinger’s northeast region. “This is another step forward in bringing better health to our region by providing a more comprehensive spectrum of services on our hospital campus and allowing for in-demand services to grow with our community need.”

The services chosen for the Medical Office Building have inpatient and surgical components, so locating them near the hospital is a natural fit to accommodate patients and their care needs should their course of treatment require in-hospital care.

Services have also been grouped for patient convenience. Locating nephrology and transplant outreach services under one roof allows for better coordination for transplant patients who are cared for by both sets of providers. A growing pediatric neurology practice aligned with epilepsy monitoring and inpatient pediatrics at Geisinger Wyoming Valley allows patients in northeastern Pennsylvania to get all the care they need close to home and on one campus.

The office building will also feature:

  • Facial recognition technology for quick and easy check-in
  • More than 4,000 square feet dedicated to public education, community stewardship and supporting residency programs for training top-tier physicians and nurses
  • An adjacent, multi-level parking garage that will increase total parking by 12 percent and provide a convenient parking location for patients scheduled for care on the east campus

The Medical Office Building is expected to be completed by late 2023, and it continues Geisinger’s commitment to providing outstanding health care to patients and members in Luzerne County and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Wolf Administration Previews 2021 Northeast Region Construction Season

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today highlighted more than 64 projects that will take place across District 4 – which includes Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties – during the 2021 construction season.

“With over $650 million in infrastructure investment in the northeast region we anticipate another busy construction season in 2021,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We urge motorists to use caution in our work zones as we deliver the necessary improvements to our transportation system.”

Overall highlights in the 2021 construction season for District 4 include:

  • approximately 302 miles of paving;
  • approximately 78 bridges will be repaired or replaced; and
  • two slides will be repaired.

“We are excited about the level of active improvements in this region and I appreciate the motorists’ patience as we make these improvements to our highways and bridges,” District 4 Executive Richard Roman said. “I am pleased that the Department is making such a substantial investment in our infrastructure.”

Notable ongoing projects that will continue this year include:

  • Interstate 84 eastbound and westbound resurfacing and bridge preservations included in 32 miles of roadway rehabilitation in Lackawanna and Wayne counties, $36.5 million;
  • I-84 over Lackawanna Railroad, Roaring Brook and Route 435 Bridge Replacement, Roaring Brook, Lackawanna County, $113.2 million;
  • Completion of Interstate paving from Exit 164 South Cross Valley to Luzerne/Lackawanna county line consisting of 37 miles, $17 million;
  • Continuation of $30.5 million roadway reconstruction of Route 2001 in Lehman and Delaware townships, Pike County; and
  • Interstate reconstruction of 14 miles on I-84 eastbound and westbound from the Wayne/Pike county line to Exit 26 Promised Land, $104 million.

Notable projects that are expected to begin this year include:

  • Extension of Route 424 Hazleton Beltway from the I-81 Exit 141 Interchange to Humbolt Industrial Park, Luzerne County, $16.9 million;
  • Resurfacing contract for 13 miles of roadway on Route 315 (Dupont Highway), Route 940 (Foster Avenue, Hazleton Freeland Highway), Route 1014 (Overbrook Avenue), Route 2022 (Main Street), Route 3021 (Old Turnpike Road), Route 1019 (Dennison Street), Route 2013 (Courtright Street), Luzerne County, $4.6 million;
  • Resurfacing contract for 17 miles of roadway on Route 309 (North Cross Valley Expressway), Route 11 (Wyoming Avenue), Route 92 (Exeter Avenue), Route 2045 (South Main Road) and ADA ramp construction on Route 1009 (Market Street), Luzerne County;
  • Safety improvement on two locations on Route 6, two locations on Route 2001 and two locations on Route 507 including placement of high friction surface treatment, Pike County, $400,000;
  • Replacing three structures on Route 706 and improving the intersection of Routes 706 and 267 while removing a structure on Route 3037, Bradford County line to Rush, Susquehanna County, 4.3 million;
  • I-81 northbound and southbound resurfacing from north of Exit 223 New Milford, Susquehanna County, to the New York State Line, 18 miles, $3.5 million;
  • Base repair on approximately 75 miles of roadway including Route 247 (Main Street/White Rock Drive/Creamton Drive), Route 371 (Great Bend Turnpike), Route 670 (Belmont Turnpike South), Route 1014 (Galilee Road), Route 4008 (Niagra Road), Route 4009 (Dug Road), Route 4021 (Pleasant Mountain Drive), Route 4023 (Belmont Turnpike), Route 4025 (Sherwood Drive), Route 4031 (Pleasant View Drive/Cribbs Road), Route 3028 (Owego Turnpike), Route 191 (Hancock Highway), Route 652 (Beach Lake Highway) and Route 1001 (Cliff Street, Carley Brook and Dennis Road), Wayne County, $2.4 million;
  • Resurfacing contract on Route 6 (Roosevelt Highway in Canaan Township and Waymart Borough), Wayne County, Route 652 (Beach Lake Highway) and Route 4005 (Beech Grove Road) consisting of 13 miles; and
  • Bridge rehabilitation of Route 92 over tributary to Susquehanna River in Falls Township, Wyoming County.

As construction projects are underway in the region, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep in mind their safety and the safety of highway workers. When encountering a work zone, please drive the posted speed limit, turn on your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid all distractions. In high traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of travel to the merge point and to take turns merging into the open lane. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511pa.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

54PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Subscribe to PennDOT news in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties at  www.penndot.gov/District4

Information about infrastructure in District 4 including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.gov/D4Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.