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 July 13-20

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short Term Exit 170 B(Wilkes-Barre) to Exit 164 (Nanticoke) NB & SB from Monday, July 9 to Thursday, July 19 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Crews will patching at night with miller and widener.  There will be a single lane. Milemarker 139.5 (Schuylkill County Line) to Exit 145 NB- Monday, July 9 to Thursday, July 19 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.- there will be a right lane closure for mechanized pothole patching. Exit  190 (Dickson City) to Exit 194 (Clarks Summit)  NB and SB  on Monday, July 16 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. there … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT Reminds Motorists to Celebrate Responsibly Throughout the Independence Day Holiday Season

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is urging residents and visitors to avoid driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol ahead of the Independence Day enforcement mobilization that runs June 25 through July 4, 2018. While the number of alcohol-impaired driving arrests and crashes have been trending downward in recent years, the occurrences of drug-impaired driving continue to increase statewide. Motorists are reminded to never drive impaired by illegal substances and always follow the warnings listed on any prescription or over-the-counter medications, as some medicines can impair driving abilities. To help deter impaired-driving, the regional DUI task forces, Pennsylvania State Police along with local law enforcement will … Continue reading