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 February 5-12

The following work is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short-Term Projects: I-81-Lenox, Harford, New Milford, and Great Bend Townships-Lane Restrictions-For Litter Picking-Monday, February 8, 2016-Friday, February 12, 2016-7am to 3pm-Susquehanna county. Long-Term Projects: I-81 – Lackawanna County – between Exit 180 (Moosic) to Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) there will be lane shifts due to reconstruction work to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport Exit including widening of bridges on Interstate 81, rehabilitation of existing bridges over Lidy Road, State Route 315 (Airport Road), and Plane Street, replacement of the pedestrian bridge just north of the Avoca Exit, construction of new exit and entrance ramps, three new roundabouts, construction of two … 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