PHIA News Digest — Vol. 6, No. 49

December 13, 2021

Scranton Beltway project moving forward

Work on the Scranton Beltway project is back on, now that money for the project is flowing again. The $160 million plan aims to cut traffic on Interstate 81 in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties and drive it onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Route 476).

Rte. 981 improvement fully funded with injection of $30M

PennDOT has designated an additional $30 million for the Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project, completing the funding needed to construct Route 981 corridor upgrades and realignment between Norvelt in Mt. Pleasant Township and Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity.

Lehigh River Bridge is under consideration for being tolled

It was Carbon County’s turn to respond to PennDOT’s plan to toll nine bridges, including three here in our area, in an effort to pay for expensive repairs.

Tolls to increase 3% on NJ Turnpike and Garden State Parkway

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) will raise tolls by 3% starting Jan. 1, according to reports. The increase is the second toll increase in as many years.

No toll hikes for DRPA’s New Jersey, Pa. spans

It will cost motorists the same to cross the Delaware River Port Authority’s bridges between New Jersey and Pennsylvania next year.

Bill would save Turnpike E-ZPass customers from surprise charges

A Channel 11 News investigation could lead to a change in state law to help protect Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission E-ZPASS customers from surprise charges.


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