DUNMORE, Pa. — PennDOT is taking the next step in a project to widen the busiest stretch of Interstate 81 in part of Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
The state will unveil its preliminary plans to widen I-81 between the Avoca exit (178) to the Biden Expressway (185).
There has been talk about adding a third lane in this stretch for decades.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunmore Elementary, 300 W. Warren Street.
PennDOT officials say this project will be the biggest they've tackled since the Casey Highway was built.
The proposed improvements to this seven-mile segment of I-81 will address deteriorating roads and how the widening of the highway can reduce traffic during busy driving hours.
The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the local community to the project and collect their input and questions.
PennDOT says this project is in the very early stages, and any possible construction would be years away.
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