Motorists using U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) in Bensalem Township will encounter periodic stoppages of up to 15 minutes next week for demolition and beam removal on the U.S. 1 bridge over Street Road (Route 132), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Thursday.
The work, and stoppages, will begin Thursday night at 8 p.m lasting until 6 a.m. officials said in a release.
If Thursday night’s beam removal is postponed due to weather, the beam removal along with periodic 15-minute stoppages will take place between on Friday, March 6 until the following morning during the same time frame noted above.
Additionally, single-lane closures will be in place at locations on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) beginning Sunday, March 1, through Friday, March 6, from 8:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m. the following morning for additional bridge and roadway work, PennDOT said.
The work locations are:
- Northbound or southbound U.S. 1 between Rockhill Drive and Old Lincoln Highway; and
- Eastbound or westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way.
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.
Work crews currently are reconstructing the middle section along 1.3 miles of U.S. 1, the westbound side of Street Road (Route 132), and the westbound Street Road (Route 132) ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 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.
Stage 1 reconstruction of the northbound lanes of U.S.1 and the ramps on the eastbound side of the Street Road (Route 132)/U.S. 1 Interchange were completed earlier this year
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 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, Penn DOT officials said For more information, visit www.us1bucks.com.
The project is expected to complete by late 2022 PennDOT officials said.