U.S. 1 Lane Closures, Traffic Stoppages at Night Next Week for Construction in Lower Bucks
Travel restrictions are planned next week on U.S. 1, Rockhill Drive and Bristol Road in Bensalem and Middletown townships for construction activities under two separate projects to rebuild, widen and improve U.S. 1 in Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Thursday.
The work schedule and locations are:
- Monday, May 9, through Thursday, May 12, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, a single lane traffic pattern with flaggers will be in place on Rockhill Drive between Old Lincoln Highway and Neshaminy Boulevard for installation of a stormwater drainage system;
- Tuesday, May 10, through Thursday, May 12, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, intermittent single lane closures with 15-minute traffic stoppages will be in place on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between the Route 413 and Neshaminy exits for blasting and excavation; and
- Tuesday, May 10, through Thursday, May 12, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, intermittent 15-minute traffic stoppages will be in place on Bristol Road in both directions between Old Lincoln Highway and Neshaminy Boulevard during blasting and excavation on U.S. 1.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Crews are reconstructing and widening almost three miles of U.S. 1, improving the interchanges, and constructing several new bridges — including new structures over the Neshaminy Creek and over rail lines near the Penndel exit— under two contracts (RC1, RC2) to rebuild, widen and improve U.S. 1 in Bucks County.
JD Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, PA, is the general contractor on the $111.5 million Section RC2 project that is scheduled be completed in mid-2026. Alan Myers Construction, of Worcester, PA, is the general contractor on the $95 million Section RC1 project that is expected to be completed in mid-2022.
For more information, visit www.us1bucks.com.