Detours in place for bridge construction and Fine Arts Fiesta


A detour is in place on state Route 315 for bridge construction on I-81 South at Exit 175 in Jenkins Township.


Most area roadways are clear this morning, but drivers should be aware of two trouble spots.

A detour and road closure are in place at Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre for the Fine Arts Fiesta until Monday morning.

West Market Street from Public Square to Franklin Street is closed this weekend. Motorists should also note traffic heading south on North Main Street toward the Square will be detoured onto Butler Lane, the alley behind the former Martz terminal, to North Washington Street which is one way south.

A detour also is in place on state Route 315 due to bridge construction on Interstate 81 at Exit 175 in Jenkins Township until 6 a.m. Monday.

The on ramp from Rte. 315 to I-81 south is closed. Rte. 315 is closed from Oak Street to the old Walmart entrance. Cars must use Yatesville Road to the Pittston Bypass onto Oak Street. Trucks must use exits 170 in Wilkes-Barre and 168 in Avoca.

I-81 is open with no lanes closed for the construction.

For up-to-date traffic information, visit the Times Leader’s traffic page.

A detour is in place on state Route 315 for bridge construction on I-81 South at Exit 175 in Jenkins Township.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_I81bridgeover315.jpegA detour is in place on state Route 315 for bridge construction on I-81 South at Exit 175 in Jenkins Township.
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