Rural Dauphin / Lebanon

Dauphin and Lebanon Counties

Exit 77 | PA 39 / Manada Hill / Hershey
Exit 80 | To PA 743 / Grantville / Hershey
Exit 85A | PA 934 South / Annville
Exit 85B | Fort Indiantown Gap

To see a summary of the public input comments we received during Phase 1, click the blue circles on the map. To view additional information on the map, hover your cursor over the three squares on the top right corner of the map and select from the list of menu options.

After you have reviewed the Focus Area and Proposed Needs, provide your feedback at the bottom of the page and click “Submit”.

Proposed Needs

Highway Safety

Short ramps, capacity issues at ramp intersections, intersection configuration issues, and high congestion along I-81 particularly in the southbound direction result in highway safety implications.


The existing mainline I-81 routinely experiences travel delay at several sections of roadway which contribute to operational and safety issues.

Land Use and Access

Several parcels have been identified for potential development near Exit 85. While the type of development is not known at this time, it is anticipated that warehouse and industrial buildings will be constructed consistent with development patterns over the past 10 years. The increased development pressure will increase traffic volumes near Exits 80 and 85.

Highway Infrastructure

The existing structures on existing I-81 corridor were constructed in the 1960s and are approaching the end of their serviceable life span.  The existing pavement was reconstructed in the 1990’s and ride quality is beginning to degrade. Gaps in ITS devices (CCTV and DMS) were identified in two locations (mile marker 76 and 80 SB).

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