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 Weekly Roadwork Schedule- Week of October 24-31

The following work is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short Term Projects: NB-Luzerne-just before exit 164-Bridge Deck Patching Mon-Exit 159 Nuangola-Exit 164 Nanticoke-9 a.m.-2 p.m. SB-Luzerne-MM 141-Bridge Deck Patching Tues – Thurs-Exit 143 Hazleton-Exit 141 Hazleton. S. Beltwy-8 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a ramp closure on I-81 S at Exit 190 (Dickson City/Main Ave) starting Sunday, October 12 at 6 p.m. for approximately two weeks for reconstruction and repairs to the ramp.   During this time the ramp from I-81 South to Main Ave will be closed. Motorists should follow the detour to Exit 188 (Dunmore). I-81 Alternating lane restrictions for pothole patching on Tuesday, October … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT District 4-0 Projects Funded Through Act 89

Below is a list of the numerous projects that are currently underway in NEPA as a direct result of the Governor’s Transportation Funding Bill that was recently passed by the legislature. Act 89 Projects for this Construction Season I-81 (Lackawanna County) and I-84 (Pike County) resurfacing (37.42 miles), Lackawanna and Pike Counties – $3.98 million; expected completion October 2014. I-84 Dunmore Roaring Brook and Jefferson Townships – repaving from Exit 2 to Exit 8, (15.3 miles), Lackawanna County – $6.6 million; expected completion November 2014. I-84 Westbound – Dingman, Blooming Grove and Palmyra Townships from SR 2011 Bridge to Pike County Rest Area, (19 miles) Pike County $5.5 million; expected completion November 2014. SR 11, SR … Continue reading