Last year heading from Albany NY to Roo we went down 81 all the way through PA, it was terrible. For many miles the lanes were cut to 1 or 2 for construction. Miles would go by with cones yet no workers. It easily added 2 hours to our 20+ hour trip. This year I checked PA website and it still lists construction but it doesnt get into many details. Anyone know if 81 is still clogged?
last year i took 81 south and didn't encounter any problems with 81 in PA. that being said i leave from philly to 81 so I only go through the southern most part of 81 in PA, so i wouldn't know of the construction problems north of that. i always expect highways in PA to have some sort of construction delays, but I haven't had a problem in the past on 81.
81 S is still pretty awful for a lot of the PA portion. I live around wilkes barre and my area is pretty alright but anywhere north of the first Wilkes-Barre exit is total chaos for 30-40 miles of nonsense construction... I dont know if it'll add 2 hours to your trip, or if theres more even further north than where I am thinking but regardless, I-81 should be avoided till at least Scranton.