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 September 14-21

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Short-Term Exit 141 (Hazleton South Beltway) to Exit 145-(Stroudsburg-Harrisburg), Luzerne County -Monday, September 17 to Thursday, September 20- 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exit 145 (Stroudsburg-Harrisburg) to 141 (Hazleton South Beltway), Luzerne County 81-SB-Patching Left Lane- Thursday, September 20- 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I-81–Lenox TWP-Lane Restrictions-Pipe Cleaning-Monday, September 17 to Thursday, September 20- 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special Events The Pavilion at Montage Mountain.   There will be a concert on Friday,  September 14 Outlaw Music Festival starting at 7 p.m.  Please be advised that there may be traffic  issues on I-81 and Montage Mountain.  Motorists should use caution … 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