Welcome to Focus 81

The Focus 81 Committee was formed to address safety and congestion concerns within a targeted corridor of Interstate 81 stretching from Waverly in Lackawanna County to Nanticoke in Luzerne County. This site is designed to keep interested parties informed of activities of the group and provide travelers with useful information related to I-81.

Weekly Roadwork Schedule

PennDOT Ongoing Roadwork

The following is the roadwork in effect on Interstate 81. Long-Term Projects: I-81 – Luzerne County – Exit 178A (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport) and Exit 178B (Avoca) have now been combined into one exit, Exit 178 (Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport/Avoca). I-81 – Luzerne County – between Exit 175 (Pittston) to Exit 170 (Wilkes-Barre) there are lane shifts due to reconstruction work on several bridges in both northbound and southbound.  At Exit 175 from I-81 NB, the traffic signal at the bottom of the ramp has been removed due to an accident.  There is a yield sign exiting at the bottom of the ramp where it meets SR 315.  Northbound traffic on SR … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT to Launch ‘Pothole Blitz’ on Regional Roadways Following Challenging Winter

Dunmore, PA – With numerous potholes appearing on area roadways following a colder-than-average winter, PennDOT’s District 4 region on Monday will launch an intensive pothole-repair effort on state-owned roads in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties. With area asphalt plants expected to be open by April 6, the effort will run April 6-17 and aims to address at least 80 percent of the potholes reported on state roads in the region. The public is encouraged to report pothole locations on state roads by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD with specific location details. Reported potholes remaining after April 17 will be addressed as soon as possible. PennDOT’s plans for the … Continue reading