Montoursville - As 2013 nears its end, PennDOT Engineering District 3-0 is wrapping up another busy construction season in north central Pennsylvania.

The nine-county district opened bids for 81 contracts totaling nearly $72 million in value. Of the 81 contracts, 47 were for roadway work and 34 were for bridge work.

This included 73 miles that were completed by contract and 69 miles that were completed using department forces (PennDOT maintenance paving crews).

In addition, department force crews completed 21 small bridge projects in the district this year. These projects included one deck replacement, four superstructure replacements (decks and beams), and 17 complete bridge replacements. The district has been able to stretch limited resources by using in-house capabilities such as paving and bridge crews to complete work.

Below is a list of the major projects that were under construction in Bradford and Sullivan counties in 2013.

Bradford County

Route 187 bridge replacement over Wappasening Creek in Windham Township, completed October, $2.6 million;

Route 220, 6-mile resurfacing in Albany and Monroe townships, 2-year contract completed October, $4.1 million;

Route 4014 (Milan Road) 3-mile roadway restoration, Buck's Creek to Route 220 in Smithfield and Ulster townships, this was the third and final in a series of projects on Milan Road, completed November, $4.2 million;

Road C, a local-sponsor project, a new 1.25-mile long access for the Valley Business Park in Athens Township, completed November, $3.4 million.

Sullivan County

Route 87 slide repair project along Mehoopany Creek in Colley Township, completed June, $1.8 million;

Route 2003 (Nordmont Road) slide repair project along Elk Lick Run in Laporte Township, 2-year construction completed November, $1.4 million;

Submitted by PennDOT.