COLUMBIA TWP. - There was good news for motorists Wednesday regarding a PennDOT project in Columbia Township that first started back in August.

PennDOT announced that the bridge was open to unrestricted traffic flow Wednesday afternoon. The $733,000 bridge rehabilitation project took place on Route 14 in Columbia Township.

The bridge spans Wolfe Creek, roughly half-way between Columbia Cross Roads and Snedekerville, according to Rick Mason, Public Information Officer with PennDOT District 3-0.

Mason provided an update on the project in a news release.

According to the news release, the contract is not yet complete; the final paving course and an epoxy overlay on the concrete bridge deck will be placed in the spring when temperatures are more favorable.

The temporary traffic signals have been deactivated. The signals provided a one-way flow of traffic.

The contractor replaced the deck and parapets on the bridge over Wolfe Creek, just south of the intersection with Coryland Road. In addition to the new deck, repairs were made to the beams and an abutment, along with new guiderail and pavement approaches.

The additional work will be done in late spring 2013, with flaggers controlling traffic flow at that time.

The project began the week of Aug. 14, 2012.

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