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 Ongoing Roadwork

The following is the roadwork in effect on Interstate 81. Long-Term Projects: I-81 – Luzerne County – Exit 178A (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport) and Exit 178B (Avoca) have now been combined into one exit, Exit 178 (Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport/Avoca). I-81 – Luzerne County – between Exit 175 (Pittston) to Exit 170 (Wilkes-Barre) there are lane shifts due to reconstruction work on several bridges in both northbound and southbound.  At Exit 175 from I-81 NB, the traffic signal at the bottom of the ramp has been removed due to an accident.  There is a yield sign exiting at the bottom of the ramp where it meets SR 315.  Northbound traffic on SR … Continue reading

News & Events

Free Courses Allow Motorcyclists to Start Riding Season Safely

Harrisburg – Although winter weather still has an icy grip on the commonwealth, through the Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PAMSP), PennDOT has begun offering all riders – from novice to experienced – a chance to take advantage of valuable safety training before hitting the road for the riding season. Registration is now open for all PAMSP courses, which are free to Pennsylvania residents who have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license. All training courses are conducted on a riding range, under the supervision of certified instructors. “Both new and seasoned riders can benefit from the valuable skills offered through Pennsylvania’s free motorcycle training,” said Acting PennDOT Secretary … Continue reading