The State Department of Transportation announced the award of two stimulus-funded transportation contracts in the area. Those two projects are bridge preservations and guide rail upgrades.
A $1.7 million contract will fund five bridge preservation projects.
Of those bridges, three are in Bradford County and one each in Tioga and Sullivan counties.
The contract is for the design and construction of deck joint replacements and epoxy overlays.
The bridge in Tioga County is on Cummings Creek Road over Cummings Creek in Farmington Township. The bridge in Sullivan County is on Route 220 over Loyalsock Creek at Ringdale. The bridges in Bradford County are on Route 6 over Wysox Creek, just east of Wysox Borough, on Route 220 over Towanda Creek at the east end of Monroe Borough and the Milltown Bridge over Cayuta Creek in Sayre Borough.
Design work on the bridges is expected to start this July, with completion of the work by Sept., 2010.
A $594,573 contract will upgrade guide rail and guide rail end treatments at various locations along state highways in Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties.
In Lycoming County, work will take place along sections of Route 654 in Bastress Township, Route 864 in Upper Fairfield Township and Route 973 in Hepburn Township.
In Sullivan County, work will take place along sections of Route 87 in Cherry Township and Route 220 in Laporte Township.
In Tioga County, work will take place along sections of Route 349 in Westfield and Clymer townships, Route 249 in Westfield and Chatham townships and Route 660 in Shippen Township.
Work on the contract is expected to start in late June, with completion by the end of November.