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Major access route in Luzerne County closed for the next 6 weeks

North river street is closed between maple street and courtwright avenue

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)--For the next two months - one of the major access routes into Wilkes-Barre is going to be a mess.  

Right now, part of north river street has been closed off after the Wyoming Valley sanitary authority started its latest project.
North river street is closed between maple street and courtwright avenue while this new wastewater interceptor line is installed. 

The resulting traffic mess isn't going over well with those trying to navigate through the detours. Day one, and uneasiness over the north river street road closure has already begun.

The concern comes with more cars driving through the hospital campus.

"Be careful going through the hospital campus. People are walking around- be sure to follow the signs," Robert Stiekes, a worker at the hospital said.

Ronald Jones was in the area this afternoon picking up a car. He says that he's already seen the difference that the road closure makes when it comes to local traffic.

"Going into the hospital is crazy because of the street being closed," Jones said.

Unfortunately, he, like many, found out about the north river street closure the hard way.

Even with the detours in place, you can still access the wilkes-barre general hospital from the north.

However, if you're trying to get through from south of the area, you need to take the detour through north main and west maple streets. 

 


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