Work to start on Rt. 666 bridge

Warren County will see a new bridge which, according to PennDOT, is the result of the comprehensive transportation plan, Act 89, passed last year.

A press release from PennDOT said the project would replace the superstructure of a 117-foot-long bridge on Route 666, located “just west of Route 948 and about six miles east of Henry Mills Road.”

PennDOT said, when complete, “The project will improve travel over the bridge, which was built in 1957 and is now structurally deficient. The bridge is used by about 689 vehicles a day, on average.”

The press release said that work will include superstructure rehabilitation, construction of new paved roadway approaches and concrete bridge approach slabs, along with updated drainage, guiderails and pavement markings.

Shingledecker’s Welding, Inc. of Franklin was awarded the contract. The contract cost is $1,094,677.13, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.

Work is expected to end in November, with final paving taking place next spring.

The road will remain open during construction, but traffic will be reduced to a single lane maintained with a temporary traffic signal.