June 16, 2017
A nighttime closure of I-81 northbound is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 17, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. as construction work on the Edella Road Bridge in Clarks Summit.
Crews will be setting beams on the new structure during the nighttime work.
During this time, motor vehicles will detour I-81 northbound, with traffic detoured at exit 194 to Route 11/Business Route 6 (Northern Blvd.), Route 407 (S. Abington Road), to Route 632 (Carbondale Road) and will re-enter I-81 North at exit 197. Trucks will follow Route 407 to Route 438.
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.
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.
Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Rory McGlasson, 484-408-0284.