Road work with lane closures are schedules in Bensalem Township on Monday for two separate projects in the municipality.
Lane restrictions will be in place, with flagging on Route 513 (Hulmeville Road) between Lavender Road and Bensalem Avenue starting Monday, June 8, through Thursday June 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, for utility improvement, and U.S. 1, Street Road (Route 132), and the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 276) the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced last week.
This project is being completed under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit, officials said.
The second of the projects is a continuation of ongoing work to widen and improve U.S.1 and reconstruct the interchange at Street Road.
The work schedule is:
- Monday, June 8, through Saturday, June 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, single lane closures will be in place on northbound or southbound U.S. 1 between Rockhill Drive and Old Lincoln Highway for roadway and bridge construction;
- Monday, June 8, through Friday, June 12, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and from 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, single lane closures will be in place on eastbound or westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way for roadway and bridge construction; and
- Thursday, June 11, and Friday, June 12, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, single lane closures will be in place on the eastbound and westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Bensalem Interchange for construction on the U.S. 1 overpass.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather permitting.
Crews currently are reconstructing the middle section along 1.3 miles of U.S. 1, and the westbound side of Street Road (Route 132) under the second major stage of the project. Ongoing activities also include construction of the center sections of U.S. 1 bridges over Street Road (Route 132), the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Turnpike ramps at the Bensalem Interchange, and utility installations in the middle of U.S. 1 and on Street Road (Route 132).
Allan A. Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $95.1 million project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. The project is expected to complete by late 2022.
This contract (RC1) is the first of three construction contracts to rebuild and widen U.S. 1; replace aging bridges; and install safety enhancements along a four-mile section of the expressway from just north of Philadelphia to just north of Route 413 (Pine Street) in Middletown Township and Langhorne Borough
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. The schedule is weather dependent.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signage and relevant training.