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 November 20-27

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short Term Projects:  I-81- Lackawanna County- Exit 184 to Exit 182- Emergency lane closure as requested by PA State Police for crash re-construction. State Police requests PennDOT assistance with right lane closure South Bound Interstate 81 at M.M. 182.6 near the Davis Street Exit. In addition it will be necessary to utilize rolling road blocks to restrict traffic for PSP access to gather all related crash information between Exit 183 (River St.) to Exit 182 (Davis St.).  Tuesday, November 24th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. I-81-NB-Lackawanna-Exit 201 to Exit 206-Crack Sealing-Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November … Continue reading

News & Events

I-81 Construction Beginning on Thursday, October 8th

I-81 Single Lane Closure:  There will be a single lane closure on I-81 North near mile marker 173 in order to set four beams on the bridge that goes over Westminster Road.  Each beam is 8 feet high, 172 feet long and 240,000 lbs each.  This lane closure will take place from Thursday, October 8 at 8 p.m. to Friday, October 9 at 6 a.m. I-81 Split:  Beginning next week crews will begin to set up a split pattern on I-81 North.  As motorists head north on I-81, they will need to make a lane decision approximately one mile before Exit 175 (Pittston).  Motorists in the right lane … Continue reading