U.S. 1, Street Road Lane, Ramp Restrictions Beginning Sunday Night for Construction in Bensalem Twp
Lane and ramp closures will be in place at night next week on U.S. 1 and at the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Bensalem Interchange, and on Street Road (Route 132) in Bensalem Township, for paving, bridge painting and other construction activities, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced last week.
The work schedule and locations are:
- Sunday, August 14, through Friday, August 19, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, alternating northbound and southbound lane closures will be in place on U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and the Neshaminy interchange;
- Sunday, August 14, through Friday, August 19, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, alternating eastbound and westbound lane closures will be in place on Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way;
- Sunday, August 14, from 7:00 PM, to 6:00 AM the following morning, the ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 and the Turnpike interchange will be closed; and
- Monday, August 15, through Thursday, August 18, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, the ramp from the Turnpike interchange to northbound U.S. 1 will be closed.
During the ramp closures, traffic on U.S. 1 to the Turnpike will be detoured to the Neshaminy Exit to the ramp to southbound U.S. 1 back to the Turnpike. Traffic on the Turnpike ramp to northbound U.S. 1 will be detoured on southbound U.S. 1 to the Street Road (Route 132) Exit to the ramp to northbound U.S. 1.
Motorists also are reminded that southbound Old Lincoln Highway remains closed through mid-September from the ramp to southbound U.S. 1 to Bristol Road in Middletown Township for reconstruction. Motorists are detoured south on U.S. 1 to the Neshaminy Interchange, then right onto Rockhill Drive back to Old Lincoln Highway.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
PennDOT is 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 to be completed in mid-2026. Allan Myers, Inc. of Worcester, PA is the general contractor on the $95 million Section RC1 project that is expected to be completed this summer