The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the Wilkes-Barre Driver License Center, 1085 Hanover Street, Hanover Industrial Estates, Hanover Township, will change its hours of operation for driver licensing and photo services effective February 19, 2019. The new hours of operation for the Wilkes-Barre Driver License Center will be Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. Photo center hours will be Mondays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., with photo hours extended to 6 p.m. on Thursdays.
Please note there will be traffic issues in downtown Pittston on Saturday, March 2, 2019 for the Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Please be advised that state and local police will be out patrolling for impaired drivers. Drivers are also reminded that additional pedestrians will be out attending the parade.
SR 4024 in Fairmount will be closed with detour starting on Monday, March 4 until the end of the summer for a bridge deck repair. Detour will be posted.
UPDATE: A recent inspection has shown that the pipe that carries the creek under SR 92 has sustained damage due to the water main break & collapse of the road. As a result State Route 92 will be closed for a few weeks. State Route 92 is closed in Exeter due to a water main break under the road. Large portions of the road have been washed away, so there is no anticipated day for reopening at this time. Crews are on scene and will be establishing a detour shortly.
SR 309 Northbound from River St., SR 2004,at Exit #3. The on ramp bridge from River St. (SR 2004) to the North Cross Valley Expressway (SR 309 NB) was open to traffic on Jan. 6, 2019.
Up Coming Work-Phase 2
The off ramp bridge from the North Cross Valley Expressway (SR 309 SB) to River St. (SR 2004) is scheduled to be closed early spring 2019 through Summer of 2020. The off ramp bridge deck and parapets will be removed and replaced. The beams and girders will be inspected and painted.
A signed detour will be in place Spring 2019 for the duration of the off ramp construction. The signed River St. detour will follow the North Cross Valley Expressway south (SR 309 south) to Wilkes-Barre Boulevard at Exit 2 where temporary signals have been installed. A left turn on the green signal may be made onto Wilkes-Barre Boulevard northbound. Follow the River St. detour signs to the on ramp of the North Cross Valley Expressway to SR 309 north. Vehicles can access River St., SR 2004, from SR 309 NB at Exit #3 via the off ramp, Ramp D-D.
SR 2045, (South Main Road), bridge closed on Thursday, December 27, 2018 due to an emergency bridge repair. The project will include replacing a pipe that has deteriorated underneath and has left the bridge unsafe. The bridge tentative completion date for this project is late September of 2019. A detour will be placed during this time. The detour will be Nuangola Rd (2042) to Church Rd (2047) and back to South Main Rd (2045).
South Valley Parkway Project
The Prospect Street roundabout is being re-engineered due to unforeseen conditions. The Department did not want to inconvenience the public, so the area was opened up. Once the re-engineering is completed, construction of Prospect Street will resume. The Prospect Roundabout will be not be completed in 2018, but will opened during winter months, and closed again in late