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

Winter Driving Awareness Week Reinforces Driver Safety, Preparation

1/9/2015 Harrisburg – With Pennsylvania experiencing winter weather and freezing temperatures, PennDOT is marking the state’s Winter Driving Awareness Week by encouraging drivers to be sure they’re ready this season.  Winter Driving Awareness Week, Jan. 11-17, highlights the need for motorists to keep safety in mind throughout the winter season. “Winter Driving Awareness Week calls our attention to the need for increased preparation and caution during the season,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “We all have the responsibility to be sure our vehicles are ready to deal with winter driving before we leave home.”  “If they haven’t already done so, drivers should get their vehicles serviced by … Continue reading