A $6.2 million roadwork project is scheduled to begin Sunday and continue into 2015 on York County's southernmost 3.6 miles of I-83, the state Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.

The project includes road base repair, bridge deck and joint repairs, barrier work and work on the Exit 4 ramp.

Nighttime travelers on I-83 will be restricted at times to one lane between the state line and Exit 4 in Shrewsbury, PennDOT said.

Crews will work from Sunday to Thursday from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on the northbound lanes.

Work on the northbound lanes — occasionally overflowing into the southbound lanes — will continue until the winter, said Mike Crochunis, PennDOT spokesman.

When work resumes in the spring, PennDOT plans to shift work to the southbound lane, he said. That work is scheduled to wrap up in July 2015.

PennDOT has contracted Blooming Glen Contractors Inc. of Bucks County to do the work.

It was within the same stretch of I-83 that crews had to close the road to southbound traffic for 24 hours in March after a deteriorating drainage pipe caused a major dip in the pavement. Temporary repairs restabilized the road.

This project does not include further repairs to the pipe, but PennDOT hopes to have crews work on it while the workers from the $6.2 million project concentrate on the southbound lanes in 2015, Crochunis said.

But PennDOT is not ready to schedule that yet, he said.


"There's some things that still need to be hashed out before we give a contract," Crochunis said.

The project that begins Sunday is being financed by the state transportation plan that went into effect Jan. 1.

The plan also is paying for a resurfacing project on I-83 in northern York County.

A 4.5-mile strech of highway from just north of the Sheep Bridge Road overpass in Newberry Township to just south of the Fishing Creek Road overpass in Fairview Township is being repaved; Crochunis said that work began Tuesday night.