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 13-20

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. Special Events Concerts at the Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain: The final concert of the season is Thursday, September 19, Jason Aldean: Ride All Night Tour 2019. Short Term Exit 143 (Hazleton)  to Exit 164 (Nanticoke) North and South for herbicide application-Monday-Thursday-7:00 AM to 3:00 PM Exit 165 (Mountain Top/ Ashley) to 164 (Nanticoke) North and South, lane restriction from Tuesday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 24 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for mapping verification surveys. Exit 175 (Dupont/Pittston) to Exit 178( Avoca) North and South for test borings for the Scranton Bypass starting on Tuesday, September … Continue reading

News & Events

PennDOT Seeks Public Input on Highway Safety through Online Survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking motorists’ input on traffic safety and driving behaviors through its annual online Highway Safety Survey found at www.PennDOT.gov/Safety. PennDOT will use the feedback from this annual survey to better understand the attitude and actions of the public concerning a variety of driving behaviors. “Safety remains our top priority and we are grateful for the public’s continued engagement in making our roadways safer,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “The results from this annual survey help us gauge participants’ attitudes on highway safety and allow us to adjust our safety activities as we work to reduce crashes and fatalities.” The survey is … Continue reading