Construction to Begin on Route 666 Bridge in Hickory Township

| May 16, 2018

HICKORY TWP., Pa. – Construction for the Route 666 (David Zeisberger Highway) bridge, spanning Beaver Run in Hickory Township, Forest County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.

Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Forest County’s structurally deficient bridge list.

Construction is expected to begin during the week of May 28 and be complete in late July. During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along German Hill Road (Route 4004), Grange Hall Road (Route 4008), Little Hickory Road (Route 3004) and Route 62.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.

This bridge is referred to as JV-12 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impacts on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit

Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email

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