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 October 26 to November 2

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. There will be emergency bridge work on Wednesday October 31 for an opening  in the bridge over the Exit 164 (Nanticoke) ramps on 81 NB in the driving lane.  Work will start at 9 AM with an opening anticipated by 2 PM. I-81-NB-Lackawanna-Exit 186 Drinker St. to Exit 188 Dunmore-Inlet Repair – Short Term Shoulder Closure-Tuesday, October 30- 7 AM to 3 PM I-81-SB-Lackawanna-Exit 191 Business Rt. 6 to Exit 190 Main Ave.-Inlet Repair – Short Term Shoulder Closure-Wednesday. October 31-7 AM to 3 PM I-81 Exit 202 Tompkinsville to Susquehanna Co. Line-Bridge Pier and Abutment Repairs-Monday, … 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