Yes, this is 20 years overdue.
What is infuriating is that the project will not start until 2025 (if the environuts do not block it) and will probably last until 2030.
I-81 needs to be widened from Route 29 all the way to the PA Turnpike Exit 194 Clarks Summit.
Since widening this will take 30 years, they should go for 4 lanes in each direction, not just 3.
But, this is PennDOT....they will screw it up, just like the Susquehanna Valley Bypass for Route 11/15
As a lifelong Pa resident I can say that road construction and maintenance throughout the state has been a disgrace. I will never understand why when they needed 3 lanes they build 2, when they need 4 lanes they build 3. Look at the mess they created on the southern end of I -476 known as the blue route. It bottlenecks from 3 lanes down to 2 as it approaches I - 95. Guaranteeing daily traffic jams. I -76 near Phila ( Schuylkill Expressway ) is one of the mostly poorly designed roads ever. I could go on and on but I think I made my point.