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 June 14-21

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 games: Tuesday, June 18 at 7:05 PM,  Wednesday, June 19 at 7:05 PM,  Thursday, June 20 at 7:05 PM,  and Friday, June 21 at 7:05 PM. Short Term I-81-NB/SB-Lackawanna-Exit 180 Moosic – Exit 191 Business Rt. 6-Mowing operation – Shoulders, ramps and median areas-Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21- 7 AM to 2 PM. I-81- NB/SB- Schuylkill- Exit 119 to Exit 124- Lane restriction northbound 7 PM Friday, … Continue reading

News & Events

PSP, PennDOT Focus on Seat Belt Safety, Enforcement With ‘Click It or Ticket’ Mobilization

With Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer travel season, less than two weeks away, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) encourage drivers to be safe on the roads. The agencies will work with municipal police departments and other safety partners across the commonwealth to participate in the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement and education initiative from May 13 through June 2, 2019. “‘Click it or Ticket’ isn’t about citations, it’s about saving lives,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. “Wearing a seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by up to 60 percent. Through continued … Continue reading