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 April 20-27

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Baseball is back: Please note there will be traffic issues at Davis Street, I-81 and Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, at the beginning and end of the games. There are home games on Friday, April 20, 2018 starting at 6:35 p.m.  Saturday, April 21, 2018 starting at 4:05 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 2018 starting at 1:05 p.m. On Friday, April 27 starting at 7:05 p.m. On Saturday, April 28 starting at 6:35 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 1:35 p.m. Short Term Exit 145 to Exit 155 I-81-NB-Luzerne-Right lane Closure; Pothole Patching-4/23/2018-4/26/2018-7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exit 178 … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT Crews Continue Pothole Repairs Brought on by Dramatic Temperature Swings

With this season’s dramatic swings between unseasonable warmth and typical winter conditions, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews continue to address the growing number of potholes on state-maintained roads. “Potholes can form literally overnight and that’s what we’re seeing with these temperature swings,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “This year we are seeing more concerns than usual and our crews are working aggressively to make repairs whenever weather permits.” Through the end of February, PennDOT crews had used more than 9,627 tons of asphalt repairing potholes statewide, equal to the weight of roughly 627 PennDOT dump trucks. In comparison, by the same time in 2017 PennDOT had used … Continue reading