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Partnership 81 

Approved by the P3 Board in November 2019, the I-81 P3 Project aims to address needed safety, capacity and mobility improvements along a 5-mile corridor of Interstate 81 (both directions) in the City of Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County. These improvements include, but are not limited to, the reconstruction and widening of I-81 to make 3 lanes in each direction; replacement construction of 8 bridges; and the elimination of the I-81 NB left-hand exit to Route 309NB. The P3 agreement will also include the responsibility for maintenance of structural components for both bridges and pavement methods is possible.

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