A resurfacing and paving project will begin this weekend on Interstate 83 in northern York County.

The $3.5 million project begins Sunday evening and continues through the end of October.

Throughout the next three months, road work will affect a 4.5-mile section of the highway from just north of Sheep Bridge Road overpass in Newberry Township to just south of the Fishing Creek Road overpass in Fairview Township.

During construction, motorists might encounter single-lane restrictions from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. every Sunday through Thursday.

The project is being funded by Act 89, the state transportation plan that went into effect Jan. 1.

"This was a project we could move quickly on with the $60 million that will be added to transportation projects this year because it's basic resurfacing and patching," said Mike Crochunis, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The work includes road base repair, concrete patching, concrete slab repair, removal of the top layer of asphalt and resurfacing.

More than $2.1 billion in highway and bridge projects will begin this year. That's $600 million more than what would have been available without the transportation bill, according to PennDOT.

Drivers can check road conditions by visiting www.511PA.com.

— Reach Candy Woodall at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.