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 12-19

The following roadwork is scheduled for this week on Interstate 81. I-81 -SB-Luzerne/Schuylkill-Between Exit 141 Hazleton & Exit 138 McAdoo-Patching, left lane closure-Wednesday, October 17 to Thursday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) I-81 NB at mile marker 196 there will be bridge deck patching on Tuesday, October 16 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exit 194 (Clarks Summit) to Exit 202 (Fleetville/Tompkinsville) I-81 North  for manual patching and crack sealing from Monday, October 15 to Wednesday, October 17 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exit 206 (Lenox) to  Exit 223 (New Milford) crack sealing on I-81 in Susquehanna County both Northbound … 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