One of the largest capacity projects in Pennsylvania, the I-81/Navy Way Road project combined two access points on I-81’s NB and SB lanes into one; installed three multilane roundabouts, reconstructed 1.5 miles of I-81; and built a new 1-mile Navy Way Road to connect the interstate to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport property. Crews worked in close proximity to the airport, with water detention and full access to operations being persistent challenges. A new 300,000-sq-ft FedEx location is now operable as a result of the project.
Location: Avoca, Pa.
Cost: $43.18 million
Length: 13,200 ft
Designer: Gannett Fleming Inc.
Contractors: Pennsy Supply Inc.; Dawood Engineering
Owner: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 4