PennDOT Looks to Improve I-81

PennDOT held an open house at Wilkes-Barre Area High School on July 26th, 2022, to display plans to reconstruct a 7.5-mile portion of I-81. The proposed project would begin at mile marker 161.2, and end approximately one mile past exit 168, Highland Park Boulevard. A detailed map of PennDOT’s planned changes can be found here: […]


The 2023-2026 LLTS MPO TIP Public Comment Period is now underway.

The Lackawanna Luzerne Transportation Study (LLTS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is charged with undertaking transportation network planning for the two county region.  The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the planning document for the four federal fiscal year period from 2023 to 2026.  This will cover all of the transportation projects in the region for that […]


RFP for the Eastern Pennsylvania Freight Plan

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) of Lehigh and Northampton County, Pennsylvania, is accepting proposals for a one-time contract to perform certain professional (consulting) services work for the Eastern Pennsylvania (PA) Freight Alliance to create an Eastern PA Freight Plan.Included is information relating to submitting a proposal including specific requirements, the organization of the proposal, […]


Public Comment Period for the 2022-2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The LLTS MPO staff has completed a draft version of the 2022-2024 UPWP. The UPWP describes the transportation-related work activities that the Planning Commissions and Transit Authorities will perform in the next two state fiscal years for the 2-County area. PennDOT Central Office, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have reviewed […]


The 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan has been adopted

The 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) was adopted by the LLTS MPO Coordinating Committee at their February 3, 2021 meeting. The plan was approved unanimously by the committee and acts as the guide to the region’s future transportation projects. The LRTP is a 25 year plan that is updated every 5 years. It guides the […]


Regional Community Forum Summary

Lackawanna and Luzerne County Planning staff along with their consultant Michael Baker International held a regional community forum on July 22, 2020 at 6:00 PM. The regional forum was held for the joint county Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is updated every 10 years and the Long Range Transportation Plan […]



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