Route 6 resurfacing project in Bradford County starts April 29

A $794,952 resurfacing project along 1.8 miles of U.S. Route 6 in Bradford County is set to start on April 29.

Prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. will begin by making a series of drainage improvements. Later in the project, the work will include milling of the existing top layer of pavement and resurfacing with new blacktop, placement of epoxy overlays on two bridge decks and guiderail upgrades.

The work along Route 6 extends from approximately two-tenths of a mile east of Old State Road in Sylvania Borough to just east of the intersection with Farmers Valley Road in Troy Township.

Traffic will be maintained by daylight flagging operations.

All work is scheduled for completion by July 3.

Sheshequin Road slide update

Here's an update on the slide along Route 1043 (Sheshequin Road) in the Sheshequin Narrows of Bradford County.

PennDOT engineers and geotechnical experts have examined the slide and determined that it is too unstable to reopen the road.

For the safety of the traveling public, the road will remain closed and the detour using Ridge Road and Orange Hill Road will remain in effect, long-term.

Meanwhile, PennDOT engineers are advancing the schedule for a multi-million dollar soil-slide-repair project at that location to be under construction in 2014.

PennDOT will schedule a meeting with the municipalities to discuss the project scope, schedule and impacts.

The slide is located along the southbound lane about one mile north of the intersection with Ridge Road in Sheshequin Township. The slide has taken part of a retaining wall and the roadway shoulder to the edge of the pavement. It is just north of the pull-off overlooking Tioga Point.

Route 220 resurfacing, reconstruction, safety improvement project scheduled to resume next week

A two-year, $4,147,000 resurfacing, reconstruction and safety improvement project on a section of U.S. Route 220 in Bradford County is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, April 24.

Work this year includes the following:

- Mill and resurface Route 220 from the bridge near Berwick Drive to one-tenth of a mile north of this bridge in Monroeton. Also, the contractor will perform shoulder widening work on Route 414 at the intersection with Route 220. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the work zone during daylight hours with traffic flow directed by flag persons.

- Excavate and reconstruct Route 220 pavement including the shoulders from one-tenth of a mile north of the bridge over Towanda Creek to just north of the intersection with Route 3009 (Burlington Turnpike). Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the work zone around-the-clock with traffic flow directed by flag persons.

- Excavate and reconstruct the Route 220 pavement from just north of Burlington Turnpike to just south of the Route 414 intersection. Northbound traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the work zone, while southbound traffic will be detoured along Route 414 and Burlington Turnpike.

- Resurface Burlington Turnpike in Monroeton and reconstruct the concrete sidewalks and curbs. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the work zone during daylight hours with traffic flow directed by flag persons.

The project is expected to be completed by late September 2013.

Motorists are reminded to pay full attention to their driving when approaching and passing through the work zone.

Last year's work included drainage improvements, guiderail upgrade, membrane waterproofing of bridge decks, washout repairs, base repairs and pavement resurfacing from one mile north of Meas Road in Albany Township to the bridge over Towanda Creek near Berwick Drive in Monroeton.