Drivers who use an Owego bridge can expect a rough road surface for awhile longer.

The Lackawanna Avenue Bridge over Route 17 was replaced last month. The new bridge was opened for traffic on July 22.

Signs advising of a "rough road" have been posted at the bridge.

David Hamburg of the state Department of Transportation says some additional work remains to be done on the span.

Hamburg said grinding is planned soon. Then workers will dry and seal the bridge surface.

The bridge will remain open to traffic while that work is underway. Hamburg said one lane will be closed for the project and traffic will be controlled by flaggers.