DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — PennDOT announced that a bridge crew in Dauphin County will be performing deck spall repairs this weekend on an Interstate 81 bridge.

According to a release from PennDOT, the repairs will take place on the northbound Interstate 81 (George N. Wade) Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River between Cumberland and Dauphin counties.

Map courtesy of PennDOT

Delays are expected, as traffic is restricted to a single lane between Route 11/15 and Front Street. Lane restrictions will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. The right lane will remain open.

As of 1 p.m. on Saturday, traffic is backed up on Interstate 81 North well before the bridge. Motorists are urged to use alternate routes until the work is completed around 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

Motorists traveling northbound on I-81 from Cumberland County and points south are encouraged to take eastbound Route 581 to northbound Interstate 83 to I-81.

This work is weather permitting.

PennDOT reminds travelers that they should be alert for these operations and obey work signs, as well as slow down when they a traveling through and approaching work zones.