Welcome to Focus 81

The Focus 81 Committee was formed to address safety and congestion concerns within a targeted corridor of Interstate 81 stretching from Waverly in Lackawanna County to Nanticoke in Luzerne County. 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 24-July 1

The following roadwork is scheduled this week on Interstate 81. Short Term Projects: I-81 Luzerne – There will be shoulder patching in the northbound lanes between Exit 141 (Hazleton South Beltway) and Exit 143 (Hazleton) from SR 434 to SR 924 Monday, June 27, 2016 through Friday, July 1, 2016. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I-81 Luzerne – There will be nighttime herbicide spraying on the shoulders in the northbound lanes between Exit 159 (Nuangola) and Exit 170 (Wilkes-Barre). 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. This will be a moving operation I-81 Susquehanna – Crews will be pothole patching in the northbound lanes between Exit 219 (Gibson) and Exit … Continue reading

News & Events

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

PennDOT Reminds Drivers to Focus Full Attention on the Road The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in recognizing April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and reminds all motorists that driving is a skill that requires their undivided attention. “Every time someone diverts their attention from the task of driving – even for a second – they are putting themselves and others at risk,” said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards.  “Driving is a skill that requires one hundred percent of your attention one hundred percent of the time.” Distracted driving is any action that draws attention away from the safe operation of … Continue reading