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SR 81 (Interstate 81) Section D46 (Avoca to Scranton) Reconstruction Project

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Project Overview

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) held a plans display regarding the SR 81 (Interstate 81) Section D46 reconstruction project, which includes improvements to the Interstate 81 (I-81) mainline and interchanges between Avoca (Exit 178) in the south to Scranton (Exit 185) in the north. The proposed improvements to this seven-mile segment of I-81 will address deteriorating roadway and structure components and design deficiencies and reduce future traffic congestion during peak travel times.

The purpose of the plans display was to introduce the local community to the project and collect their input and questions.

A virtual plans display was held online from February 15 to March 15, 2023, with digital versions (PDF) of the proposed plans, traffic and environmental studies, and purpose and need statements available in the "Resources" panel of this web page. 

An in-person plans display meeting was held on February 15, 2023, at Dunmore Elementary Center, 300 W. Warren Street, Dunmore, PA 18512, from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The meeting was an open-house format with a formal presentation and question and answer session at 6:00 PM. The meeting location was accessible to persons with disabilities.

The virtual project documents and comment form may be made available in alternative languages or hardcopy format upon request. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or concerns that require individual attention, please contact the PennDOT Project Manager, Susan Williams, at

Virtual Rendering

Title VI

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, PennDOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. If you feel that you have been denied the benefits of, or participation in a PennDOT program or activity, you may contact the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Equal Opportunity, DBE/Title VI Division at (717) 787-5891.


There is no detour planned for this project.