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 October 21-28

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short Term Projects: Beginning on Sunday, October 2 motorists will begin to see nighttime lane closures on I-81 North and South between Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) and Exit 178 (Wilkes Barre/Scranton Airport – Avoca).  Lane closures will be from 8 p.m. each Sunday to 6 a.m. each Friday. Work will take place until Friday, October 21.  There will be a night of rolling roadblocks between 10/3 and 10/5.  This will allow Beech Construction Inc. to stretch the main cables of the SafeSpan Safety System across I-81 in preparation for the installation of underdeck shielding.  These roadblocks will be … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT, Police Highlight New Child Passenger Safety Law, Urge Motorists to Participate in Seat Checks

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania State Police are encouraging motorists to properly restrain children and educate themselves on the updated child passenger safety law as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week on September 18 through September 24. Additionally, Saturday, September 24 has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.” “PennDOT urges parents and guardians to remain informed as child safety laws and seats evolve,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “We encourage the public to take advantage of our seat checks and educational materials throughout the year to ensure that each child gets to their destination safely.” PennDOT funds resources such as training and educational materials for 171 fitting stations across Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania State Police check more … Continue reading