PennDOT Hosting Public Meetings For I-80 Bridge Tolling Plan

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The Interstate 80 Nescopeck Creek Bridges, which cross Nescopeck Creek in Luzerne County, are aging and do not meet current design standards, according to PennDOT. A project to replace and widen the bridges to provide wider shoulders that meet current standards and accommodate and facilitate future maintenance activities on the bridge is proposed starting in 2023. This project is a candidate for bridge tolling through the PennDOT Pathways Program’s Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership Initiative.

PennDOT is hosting an on-demand virtual public meeting for the project beginning at noon on Nov. 15 through Dec. 15, 2021. Members of the community can access this by visiting www.penndot.gov/i80Nescopeck and clicking the virtual public meeting link beginning at noon on Nov. 15. There will also be an in-person open house public meeting on Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Nescopeck Social Hall, 510 Zenith Rd., Nescopeck, PA 18635/

Based on traffic evaluation, analysis and feedback received during a prior workshop, diversion route improvements have been proposed to mitigate the impacts of potential toll implementation. A virtual Diversion Route Workshop Follow Up on the I-80 Nescopeck Creek Bridges Project on Monday, Nov. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Microsoft Teams. Workshop can be found HERE.