State Route 6/State Route 347 Interchange and Roadway Widening

Scranton, PA

This $6.5 million project included the widening of State Route 6 from three to five lanes over a length of one mile and the redesign of an existing interchange with State Route 347. In addition, the entire drainage system was replaced to accommodate the widening and poor sewer pipe conditions.

Challenges V. Solutions

ChallengeWidening of State Route 6 from three to five lanes over a length of one mile.

SolutionStream mitigation for improved trout habitat that included feeding lanes, variable water depths, and boulder placement to develop habitat for various size classes of brown trout.

ChallengeDetermining a multi-phased construction approach to maintaining traffic during construction.

SolutionNumerous acquisitions of temporary and permanent right of way for project construction.

ChallengeCoordination with state and federal agencies.

SolutionNumerous acquisitions of temporary and permanent right of way for project construction. Joint permit approval from PA Department of Environmental Protection and US Army Corps of Engineers.