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 Weekly Roadwork Schedule for I-81- Week of November 21-30

The following is the roadwork scheduled for Interstate 81 this week. “Click it or Ticket”  Friday, November 21 through Monday, December 1, 2014 state and local law enforcement agencies throughout Northeastern, PA will be stepping up enforcement to catch motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts.   During the Thanksgiving holiday law enforcement officers across the state will be cracking down on, DUI and aggressive driving offenses like speeding, tailgating and red-light running. The goal is to save lives and reduce crashes, they are putting all drivers on alert.  If you’re driving aggressively, expect to be stopped and expect a ticket. Short Term Projects: * I-81 North Exit 175- … Continue reading

News & Events

Preparation, Flexibility Urged Ahead of Potential Storm during Holiday Travel Period

With weather forecasts calling for potential wintry mixes or accumulating snow on Wednesday, PennDOT is urging drivers to be prepared and change travel plans if necessary. “We all want to visit our friends and families this Thanksgiving, but I urge all motorists to be prepared for potential winter road conditions and consider altering travel if necessary,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “Our first priority should be to arrive safely, even if it takes more time to reach our destinations. PennDOT crews across the state are monitoring forecasts and will be prepared to tackle wintry conditions. PennDOT expects to extend crew shifts to have 24-hour coverage and will … Continue reading