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 work is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short Term Projects: I-81-North-Luzerne-Exit 141 (Hazleton South Beltway) to Exit 143 (Hazleton)-Bridge Inspection-Tuesday, August 25, 2015-Tuesday, August 25, 2015-7 am to 2:30 pm I-81-South-Luzerne-Exit 143 (Hazleton) to Exit 141 (Hazleton South Beltway)-Bridge Inspection-Wednesday, August 26, 2015-Wednesday, August 26, 2015-7 am to 2:30 pm I-81-South-Luzerne-Exit 145 (West Hazleton) to Exit 143 (Hazleton)-Bridge Inspection-Tuesday, August 25, 2015-Tuesday, August 25, 2015-7 am to 2:30 pm I-81-North-Luzerne-Exit 143 (Hazleton) to Exit 145 (West Hazleton)-Bridge Inspection-Wednesday, August 26, 2015-Wednesday, August 26, 2015-7 am to 2:30 pm I-81-North-Luzerne-Exit 159 (Nuangola) to Exit 168 (Highland Park Boulevard Wilkes-Barre)-Pothole Patching-Monday, August 24, 2015-Thursday, August 27, … Continue reading
As the new school year gets underway, motorists need to be vigilant in order to avoid potentially tragic crashes and strong penalties as school buses return to the roads to pick up students waiting for a ride. “Our lives are filled with distractions, but we simply must put them aside and focus on the road ahead when we get behind the wheel,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Even a momentary distraction – especially around school buses and in school zones — can lead to tragedy.” Motorists approaching a school bus with its red lights flashing and stop arm extended are required to stop in all directions at … Continue reading