Single lane closures will be in place periodically on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) beginning tonight (February 23) through Friday, February 28, from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following morning for bridge and roadway construction activities on a project to reconstruct, widen and improve a 1.3-mile section of the highway in Bensalem Township, PennDOT announced.
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 are currently reconstructing the middle section of U.S. 1, the westbound side of Street Road (Route 132), and the westbound Street Road ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 under the second major stage of the project.
Ongoing activities also include demolition 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 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 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. For more information, visit www.us1bucks.com.