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.
The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short Term Projects: There will be night work moving guiderail damage repair operation on I-81 Southbound scheduled for Monday, March 13, Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. from Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) to Exit (178) Avoca. Long Term Projects: Lackawanna County I-81 Southbound- Beginning at Exit 202 (Fleetville – Tompkinsville) to Exit 199 (Scott). A private contractor for PennDOT continues work on a $9,982,000 project to replace bridge decks on Interstate 81 South between Exit 199 (Scott) and Exit 202 (Fleetville – Tompkinsville). There will be single lane traffic from Exit … Continue reading
Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today launched a video to assist Pennsylvanians in navigating roundabouts. The video instructs viewers how to use both single and multi-lane roundabouts whether in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot. The video can be accessed by visiting the roundabout page on www.penndot.gov or by visiting the department’s YouTube channel. “Data shows that modern-day roundabouts reduce crash severity and injuries while improving traffic flow,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “This video illustrates how to navigate these intersections regardless of how you travel.” A modern roundabout is a type of circular intersection where traffic flows continuously in a … Continue reading