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PennDOT unveiling plan to widen part of Interstate 81

PennDOT is taking the next step in a project to widen the busiest stretch of Interstate 81 in our area.

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) at a meeting next month.

There has been talk about adding a third lane in this stretch for decades.

The meeting will be on February 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunmore Elementary,  300 W. Warren Street.

This is in the very early stages, and any possible construction would be years away.

More information on the project can be found here.

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