(WENY) - New road projects are set to take place in several counties across the northern tier to improve roads and bridges.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says they are investing more than $275 million dollars across nine counties. The investment includes the improvement of more than 160 miles of roads and bridges.

Local projects that are expected to begin this year by county include:

Bradford County:

  • Route 6 rehabilitation between Sugar Creek and Gulf Road in Troy Township, Bradford County, ($6.5 million); 
  • Bridge preservation project of the bridges carrying Route 1041 (James Street) over the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in Wysox and North Towanda Township and Route 6 over Mill Creek in West Burlington Township, Bradford County, ($2.2 million).

Tioga County:

  • Route 6, Route 660, and Route 4002 (Charleston Road) intersection realignment project in Charleston Township, Tioga County, ($2.7 million);
  • Route 15 bridge preservation of the bridge over Mill Creek in Lawrence Township, Tioga County, ($1.3 million); 
  • Route 49 bridge preservation over Baldwin Creek in Lawrence Township, Tioga County, ($824,000).

The projects are expected to begin sometime in 2023.