Welcome to Focus 81

The Focus 81 Committee was formed to address safety and congestion concerns within a targeted corridor of Interstate 81 in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill counties. 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 August 17-24

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short-Term Exit 182 to Exit 184 Northbound- single lane closure- Saturday, August 18- 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.- PennDOT will close one lane of Interstate 81 North, between Exit 182 (Davis Street/Montage Mountain Road) and Exit 184 (River Street).   Crews will be repairing the road and cleaning out the ditch to allow for drainage as we anticipate more rain over the next few days. Exit 206 to Exit 211- Clifford Twp-Lane Restrictions-Patching/Brushing-Monday, August  20 to  Thursday, August 23- 7 a.m.to 3 p.m. Exit 100 to Lebanon County Line- single lane closure for emergency bridge repairs- Tuesday, August 21 to … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT Highway Safety Survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking public input on highway topics such as traffic safety improvements and driving behaviors through its annual online highway safety survey accessible at www.penndot.gov. “We look to the public each year to gauge the public’s awareness and perception of highway safety efforts and solutions,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “Safety remains our top priority and we thank the public for their participation because continued information sharing helps us review our efforts to reduce crashes and fatalities.” Expanding upon previous versions, this year’s survey aims to help identify why drivers engage in safe or unsafe driving behaviors. The department will review the … Continue reading