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

Interstate 81 Scheduled Roadwork- Week of May 22-30

The following work is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Interstate 81: Special Events: Exit 188 (Dunmore/Throop) – There will be traffic stoppages on the ramps to and from the highway due to the Lackawanna College Police Academy Protect & Defend 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please use caution when traveling through this area in order to maintain the safety of all runners/walkers. The SWB Rail Riders will have home games on the following dates and times. There may be traffic delays at the beginning and end of each game near I-81 Exit 182(Davis Street/Montage Mountain Road): Thursday, May 21 … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT Crews Out in Force to Address Pothole Concerns

Harrisburg, PA – Following a colder-than-average winter and weeks of dramatic temperature swings, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation acting Secretary Leslie S. Richards today advised Pennsylvanians that PennDOT crews are aggressively tackling the growing number or potholes appearing on state-owned roadways. “We’ve had a rough couple of winters, including repeated rounds of freeze/thaw cycles,” Richards said. “Our road crews are out there working as quickly as possible to address potholes, and we’re asking motorists for help by informing us about where there are roadway concerns.” In addition to the potholes addressed through continued monitoring by PennDOT crews, more than 3,600 pothole concerns have been reported to PennDOT and nearly … Continue reading

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