– One of PennDOT’s goals is to work with local businesses, as much as we are able, to ensure that work on the state roads is conducted in a manner that has as minimal negative impact on commerce as possible. To that end, we have continued to seek input from local business owners near our Main Ave/I-81 project in Dickson City, and are excited to announce that we will now be able to open the Main Avenue /I-81 on-ramp for the Christmas shopping season.
The ramp from Main Ave, Dickson City to I-81 South has been closed since August 21 while bridge repairs were done on the I-81 bridge over the Susquehanna River. Because a portion of the on-ramp goes onto the I-81 bridge, it has been necessary to close this ramp.
However, from November 11 to January 4, the contractor has agreed to conduct all work on the south end of the bridge, thereby allowing the ramp to be open for a period of two months. PennDOT believes this adjustment will be a great benefit to the businesses and customers in this area.
(Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!)