Interstate traffic restricted for work

BUCKHORN - Interstate 80 westbound at the Buckhorn interchange is opened to unrestricted traffic in both lanes until 6 a.m. Monday, when the contractor will perform permanent line painting and miscellaneous cleanup work.

There will be lane restrictions implemented throughout the day. This $2.6 million resurfacing project is expected be completed by the end of the day Monday, weather permitting, PennDOT reported.

Bridge replacement starts Aug. 11

LECK KILL - A PennDOT bridge crew will begin a bridge replacement project on Route 2027 (Cider Press Road) in Upper Mahanoy Township on Monday, Aug. 11.

This work will include redirecting a tributary to Little Mahantango Creek, removing the existing bridge, placing a new precast box culvert, pouring new curbs, upgrading guiderail and paving the box and both roadway approaches.

The road will be closed during the project. A detour will be in effect using Route 3010 (Schwaben Creek Road) to Pauls Road and Valley Road.

The new bridge is scheduled to be open to traffic by late-September.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day.