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 September 12-19

The following work is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short Term Projects: I-81-NB-Luzerne-165 Mt Top/168W.B.-Bridge Deck Repair-Mon Night-Tues Night-6 p.m. to 4 a.m. I-81-SB-Luzerne-165 Mt Top/168W.B.-Bridge Deck Repair-Wed Night-Thurs Night-6 p.m. to 4 a.m. 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 – Lackawanna County – between Exit 180 (Moosic) to Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) there will be lane shifts due to reconstruction work to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport Exit including widening of bridges on Interstate 81, rehabilitation of existing bridges over Lidy Road, State Route … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT, State Police Participate in National Child Passenger Safety Week

State Police and PennDOT are encouraging motorists to participate in free child passenger safety seat checkups throughout Pennsylvania as the agencies mark National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14 – 20. Additionally, Saturday, Sept. 20, has been designated as “National Seat Check Saturday.” “I urge all parents and caregivers to not only get their seats checked, but also to explore all educational materials available to them,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “PennDOT, police departments and safety partners across the state are available year-round to ensure children are legally and correctly restrained.” PennDOT funds resources such as training and educational materials for 145 fitting stations across Pennsylvania, at … Continue reading