Traffic was being detoured off southbound Interstate 81 at exit 132 (Dixie Caverns) onto Route 11/460 due to milling and paving on the project. The detour was implemented around 9 p.m. last night and was expected to be removed by 6 a.m. this morning.
As part of the operation, pavement was milled out of one of the travel lanes on southbound I-81 near mile marker 121, but an equipment breakdown halted work before the new pavement could be put down.
The pavement had to be replaced before southbound I-81 could reopen to traffic. The detour was removed at 9:15 a.m. this morning.
Weather permitting, another nighttime detour on southbound I-81 is scheduled for tonight starting at 9 p.m. The detour is expected to be removed by 6 a.m. on Friday morning.