Project to Reconstruct PA 611 from Scotrun to Swiftwater to Begin

March 24, 2017  

Project to Reconstruct PA 611 from Scotrun to Swiftwater to Begin

Allentown, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 5 announced today work will begin Monday on a project to reconstruct PA 611 in Pocono Township, Monroe County. Extensive work will occur on PA 611 between Great Wolf Drive in Scotrun and PA 314 (Lower Swiftwater Road) in Swiftwater.  

Work is expected to begin Monday with brush cutting along PA 611 between Scotrun and Wiscasset avenues and motorists can expect daytime lane restrictions in this area between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Brush cutting is expected to occur in other locations through the early spring, and motorists should allow extra time for travel through the project area. Major road work will commence later in the spring. Updates will be provided whenever traffic patterns change.

The PA 611 project includes full reconstruction of PA 611 creating new traffic lanes with two through lanes and a center left turning lane, and designated left turn lanes at intersections; installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of PA 611 and Brookdale Road, replacing the PA 611 bridge over Scotrun (near Scotrun Avenue), repairing the PA 611 culvert over Scotrun (near Herring Way), and repairing the PA 611 culvert over a tributary to Scotrun (approximately ½ mile south of Scotrun). Additional work includes new signs, pavement markings, guide rail, and drainage improvements.

The project is designed to improve safety and traffic flow for the 25,331 vehicles travelling this section of PA 611 each day.

Leeward Construction, Inc. of Honesdale, Pa. is the general contractor on the $12.34 million project. The project is expected to be complete in June 2020.

Information on this or other PennDOT construction projects can be found at www.Projects.PennDOT.gov.

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