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 March 8-15

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Exit 164 (Nanticoke) to Exit 180 (Moosic) Northbound and Southbound- guiderail crews will be mobilizing for emergency crash damage repair starting on Wednesday, March 13 through Thursday, March 21, 2019.  The work will take place from 7 PM  to 5 AM each day.

News & Events

REAL IDs Now Available to Pennsylvania Residents

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is proud to announce that optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one. A federally-accepted form of identification (whether it’s a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a U.S. Passport/Passport Card, a military ID, etc.) must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building that requires ID at the door on and after October 1, 2020.There is no requirement that any resident obtain a REAL ID and PennDOT will continue to offer standard-issue driver’s licenses and photo IDs. Federal REAL ID regulations require that PennDOT … Continue reading