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 June 15-22

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Special Events Baseball is back: Please note there will be traffic issues at Davis Street, I-81 and Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, at the beginning and end of the games. There are home games on Tuesday, June 19, Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21 at 7:05 pm. Short-Term Roadwork Exit 175 to Exit 178- SB- Southbound lane closure/restriction through Tuesday, June 19 at 4 p.m. Exit 175 SB- Single lane will be closure.  Exit 175B to State Route 315 North will also be closed. Motorists should use Exit 175A. Thursday, June 21 to Friday, June 22- 8 p.m. … Continue reading

News & Events

Governor Wolf, Secretary Richards Outline Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ Initiative

Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards to discuss the details of Resurface PA, the administration’s new statewide initiative to accelerate repaving work on interstates and attack potholes across Pennsylvania. “This is a problem that plagues Pennsylvanians every year, but after this winter season we are accelerating repairs and much-needed projects to improve travel in the short-term and in the future,” said Governor Wolf. “Resurface PA is our latest step to improve roadways across the state and enhance our roadways’ safety and condition.” Following a long winter season with dramatic temperature swings, last week the governor announced that PennDOT is mounting … Continue reading