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 and south bound will be down to a single lane on Saturday October 18, 2014 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway) to 180 (Moosic) for pavement repair. 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 … Continue reading
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