GORHAM — Reconstruction work on and around a heavily traveled commuter route starts next week and will continue through mid-December.

Alignment, drainage and safety improvements to Route 22, also called County Road, will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Starting at the intersection of County and Burnham roads, the work will extend east down County Road and west down Burnham Road.

Most of the work will be done during the day and will allow two-way traffic, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Transportation.

In the spring, the roads will be repaved, which will require lane closures and will be done during the night, said MDOT.

Gorham-based Shaw Earthworks was hired to complete the $600,000 project