A two-year, $4,147,000 resurfacing, reconstruction and safety improvement project on a section of Route 220 in Bradford County starts next week.

Beginning July 9, work will take place along 5.7 miles of Route 220, from one mile north of Meas Road (T-338) in Albany Township to the intersection with Route 414 in Monroeton.

Work will be done in eight phases:

In phases 1 and 2, prime contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. will work on drainage improvements, perform base repairs and resurface the pavement from one mile north of Meas Road in Albany Township to the bridge over Towanda Creek near Berwick Drive in Monroeton. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane through the work zone during daylight hours with traffic flow directed by flag persons.

In phases 3 and 4, the contractor will mill and resurface Route 220 from the bridge near Berwick Drive to 576 feet 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.

In phases 5 and 6, the contractor will excavate and reconstruct Route 220 pavement including the shoulders from 576 ft. north of the bridge over Towanda Creek to 150 feet 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.

In phases 7 and 8, the contractor will excavate and reconstruct the Route 220 pavement from 150 feet north on Burlington Turnpike to 142 feet 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.

Work also includes resurfacing Burlington Turnpike in Monroeton, reconstruction of cement concrete sidewalks and curbs, guiderail upgrade and membrane waterproofing of bridge decks, washout repairs, center line and edge line rumble strips and selective tree trimming.

Work scheduled for this year includes phases 1 through 4, along with Burlington Turnpike resurfacing in Monroeton, guiderail improvements, membrane waterproofing and washout repairs.

The remaining phases will be done in 2013.

At the completion of the work, the pavement will be stable and smoother, the roadway will have improved drainage, and safety to the traveling public will be enhanced. The life of the reconstructed pavement is expected to be 20 years, while it is 10 years for the resurfaced pavement.

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.