This $40.9 million project includes constructing U-turns, left turn jug handles, deceleration and acceleration lanes and various improvements along the mainline pavement on Route 220 from the intersection of Route 220 and Route 287 near Jersey Shore to the intersection of Route 220 and Route 2014 (Fourth Street) near the City of Williamsport. It also includes the replacement of the structures crossing Larry's Creek and Quenshukeny Run, a new structure carrying relocated Front Street over Quenshukeny Run, and rehabilitation and widening of the structures over Pine Run. Also included are modifications to the existing road network in East Linden as well as guide rail upgrades, highway lighting and other miscellaneous work. The project traverses through Piatt and Woodward Townships, Lycoming County. The improvements for the corridor were developed as a result of the Access Management Study, which included public input. For more information, please see the Project Plans in the resources section of the website.
Route 220 is a principle arterial highway with the primary function of providing a through route connection between Interstates 80 and 180, as well as providing safe turning movements to local residents and businesses .
The most effective way to improve traffic safety on Route 220 is to minimize or eliminate conflicting traffic movements
Where conflicting traffic movements on Route 220 cannot be eliminated, improvements that make the highway more forgiving of driver error are desirable.
Improvements are consistent with current and projected future transportation funding levels.
Corridor Access Management Strategy
Prohibit left turns from side roads onto Route 220.
Prohibit crossing movements from side roads.
Reduce the number of median openings.
Provide safe locations to turn around via jug-handles or U-turns.
Remove/Reduce redundant access points.
Benefits of Access Management Changes
Reduces the number of conflict points.
Eliminates confusion in the median.
Provides locations to turn around with adequate deceleration length and sight distance.
Allows Route 220 to function as principal arterial.
Construction for 2022 is wrapping up. The last phase of the project will take place beginning in the spring of 2023 with the following projects expected to be completed by the summer of 2023.
Stage 1B-2023 Construction Season
Stage 3 - 2023 Construction Season
- Stage 1C [see note 1] – 2021 Construction Season.
- Construct U-turns at Larry's Creek, median U-turn.
- Replace superstructure on northbound bridge over Pine Run.
- Complete construction of Front Street structure.
- Stages 2A and 2B – 2021 Construction Season
- Construct West Fourth Street acceleration lane.
1 A single-lane traffic pattern will occur during construction of the U-turns near Larry's Creek bridge, the Level's Corner deceleration lane and the median U-turn near the former Woodward Township School.
2 A single-lane traffic pattern will occur during replacement of the Larry's Creek bridge.