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PENNDOT DISTRICT 4


District 4 is comprised of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming counties. Headquartered in the city of Dunmore in Lackawanna County, District 4 is located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania. The district shares a border with New York to the north, New Jersey to the east, District 5 to the south, and District 3 to the west.

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PennDOT District 1 PennDOT District 3 PennDOT District 2 PennDOT District 5 PennDOT District 6 PennDOT District 8 PennDOT District 9 PennDOT District 10 PennDOT District 11 PennDOT District 12 The biggest city in District 4 is Scranton in Lackawanna County. Scranton is the sixth most populated city in the state with 75,995 people choosing to make the city their home. Scranton is not far from one of the largest tourist attractions in the state – the Pocono Mountains. The Poconos are home to some of the best ski resorts, restaurants and golf courses in the state. Many people from all over the world visit the Poconos every year to ski or to take in one of the many music and art festivals that happen throughout the year.

Records show that in 2011, District 4 had a total of 8,014 car accidents, which resulted in 90 fatalities and 5,535 injuries. Between 2006 and 2010, a total of 50 fatal truck accidents occurred in District 4, making the district one of the safest in the state when it comes to truck safety.

Due to its proximity to the Pocono Mountains, District 4 sees its fair share of winter driving conditions, making it a potentially dangerous place to travel in the months between October and March.

Roads in PennDOT District 4

The main travel arteries in District 4 are Interstates 80, 81, 84 and 476, along with U.S. Routes 6 and 209. In total, District 4 oversees roughly 8,963 linear miles of road. The district also sees a total of 17,801,000 daily vehicle miles traveled.

  • Interstate 80 goes west to east throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania, making it one of the most widely used roads in the state. Travelling from District 3 into District 4, I-80 passes through Luzerne County before reaching PennDOT District 5.

  • Interstate 81 has the second most highway miles of any road in Pennsylvania, traveling south from New York and entering Pennsylvania in District 4. I-81 continues south through PennDOT District 5 and District 8 before reaching Maryland.

  • Interstate 84 is a short highway that runs from New York into District 4 via Pike County, continuing east into Wayne County before ending near the city of Scranton.

  • Interstate 476 is the primary north-south road connecting cities throughout eastern Pennsylvania. The road connects the counties of suburban Philadelphia to the Poconos and both the Lehigh and Wyoming Valleys.

  • With 422 linear miles of road, U.S. Highway 6 is the longest road in all of Pennsylvania. U.S. 6 enters District 4 to the west from PennDOT District 3, continuing east through Wyoming, Laquehanna, Wayne and Pike counties before reaching New York.

  • U.S. Route 209 enters District 4 in Pike County from New York. The road then progresses into District 5 and District 8 where the route ends in the city of Millersburg.