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 Roadwork Schedule- Week of June 23-30

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Baseball is back: Please note there will be traffic issues at Davis Street, I-81 and Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, at the beginning and end of the games. There will homes games on Saturday, June 24 starting at 6:35 p.m. and Sunday, June 25 game starting at 1:05 p.m. Short Term Projects There will be closures and lane restrictions on I-81 between Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) and 197 (Waverly ) I-81 northbound/southbound driving or passing  Thursday, 6/22/2017 from 6 p.m. to Friday, 6/23/2017 to 6 a.m. I-81 northbound/southbound driving or passing  Friday, 6/23/2017 from 8 p.m. to Friday, 6/24/2017  … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT Promotes Designated Driving Ahead of Independence Day Holiday

The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), and local police urge travelers across the state to designate a sober driver and buckle their seat belts through the Independence Day holiday weekend. Partnerships throughout the state look to decrease alcohol and drug-related crashes and fatalities, as well as aggressive driving behavior. “PennDOT is working closely with our partners in law enforcement to reduce impaired driving and raise safety awareness this holiday,” Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “Though Independence Day is a time for celebration, we urge Pennsylvanians to designate a sober driver and wear their seat belt throughout the coming weekend, and … Continue reading