Just in time for the Labor Day holiday weekend, Route 124 in Windsor Township has reopened to traffic.
The road, known locally as East Prospect Road, reopened to traffic about 3:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation.
It was closed between Miller Drive and Christensen Road on March 26 as a contractor, J.D. Eckman Inc., worked to "soften" a curve in the area, a PennDOT official said. The improvement project made the road safer for motorists.
Delay: PennDOT officials had said the road was going to be reopened at the end of July but the reopening date was pushed back to Sept. 13 because of a miscommunication.
The road base had to be raised, resulting in York Water Company water lines below the road also having to raised closer to the surface.
That caused the $1.3 million project to last longer than previously thought.
"That didn't make it to the public," Mike Crochunis, PennDOT spokesman, had said. "That was a miscommunication with the public."
A member of area business owners had said they lost money because of the road closure.
In addition to realigning the curve, the project also included replacing a pipe that carries a tributary to Kreutz Creek under the road.
While the road is open again, there is still work remaining to be completed, such as seeding the roadside and addressing erosion and sediment issues.
- Reach Greg Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.