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 June 19-26

The following is the road work scheduled this week for Interstate 81. Special Events: 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): Monday, June 22 @ 7:05 pm Tuesday, June 23 @ 7:05 pm Wednesday, June 24 @ 7:05 pm Thursday, June 25 @ 7:05 pm Friday, June 26 @ 7:05 pm Short-Term Project: I-81-North and South- Lackawanna County-Exit 185 Central Scranton Expressway to Exit 188 Dunmore-Sweeping Operation – Shoulder restriction- slow moving-Wednesday June 24th to Thursday, June 25th from 7:00am – 3:00pm Long … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT to Open First Roundabout in the Area

June 19, 2015 Dunmore, PA – The region’s first roundabout will soon open as part of the $42 million Airport Interchange project, PennDOT Assistant District Executive for Construction, Harold Hill said today. PennDOT hosted a preview of the roundabout at the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Airport. PennDOT data for its first 16 roundabouts shows that fatalities and major injuries were reduced by 100 percent – fatalities went from two to zero and major injuries went from six to zero.  Moderate and minor injuries were reduced by nearly 50 percent – moderate injuries were reduced from 30 to seven and minor injuries were reduced from 30 down to 19. There are … Continue reading