I-81 Exit 178 and Airport Access Road

Luzerne County, PA

Navy Way Road is a new road linking several industrial parks to Exit 178 off Interstate 81 in Dupont, PA on lands primarily owned by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

Challenges V. Solutions

ChallengeCommunication with agencies and the project’s numerous stakeholders.

SolutionBorton-Lawson facilitated communication between municipalities and government agencies and residents to ensure smooth project completion.

ChallengeProvide a design that met design standards while also avoiding existing geometric constraints.

SolutionAn alignment was developed which passed through the tight spacing of the structural towers of the FAA’s light navigation system, traversed a deep ravine, climbed over the PA Turnpike, under PP&L high tension power lines, and then connected to a local road at a location which avoids a railroad crossing impact.