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 April 12-19

The following road work 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.  Games will be Friday, April 12 starting at 6:35 PM, Saturday, April 13 at 4:05 PM, Sunday, April 14 at 1:05 PM.  Games on April 15 through April 17 start at 6:35 PM. Short Term Exit 230 81–Great Bend TWP-Lane Restrictions-Mill/ Fill-Monday,  4/15/2019-Thursday  04/18/2019-7 AM TO 5 PM Exit 185 81-SB-Lackawanna-Exit 185 Central Scranton Expressway – Left Shoulder Closure-Culvert repairs-Monday 04/15/2019-Thursday 04/18/2019-7 AM to 2 PM Exit 191 to … Continue reading

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