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 Roadwork Schedule- Week of November 10-17

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short Term Exit 223 to 230 North and South bound lane restriction for guiderail repair on Monday, November 13 to Tuesday November 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Long Term Exit 170 (Bear Creek/Wilkes Barre) and Exit 178 (Avoca/Wilkes Barre Scranton Airport)-Construction is taking place on I-81 North and South between these exits. PennDOT is replacing four, old 2-lane bridges with new 3-lane bridges. There are two lane shifts taking place northbound. However, there are two lanes open throughout the entirety of that work. The purpose of this project is to widen the bridges in preparation … Continue reading

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Report Maintenance Concerns to PennDOT

If you have a maintenance concern related to a state-maintained road, such as potholes or dead deer, you can report it to PennDOT by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD or visiting- https://customercare.penndot.gov/.