PA Turnpike Expected to Award Contract for $170 Million Scranton Beltway in January

The Times-Tribune reports, “The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plans to award a contract next month for preliminary design engineering on the proposed $170 million Scranton Beltway proposed to lessen I-81 traffic congestion.” The report adds, “The earliest the beltway could open is 2023, but turnpike officials have said the agency’s financial struggles could delay construction. Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo said a technical evaluation team is reviewing the proposals the commission received and will recommend who should get the job. That’s expected in mid-January, he said.”