A new, interim traffic pattern will be in place beginning at 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, on northbound U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and Rockhill Drive in Bensalem Township, PennDOT announced Monday
The new pattern will require motorists heading for Street Road (Route 132) and the ramp to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Plaza to use the right lane.
Under the interim pattern that has been in place for several months during reconstruction of the Street Road ramps, northbound U.S. 1 motorists have been required to remain in the left lane for access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike ramp.
Tuesday morning’s traffic pattern change on northbound U.S. 1 will be coordinated with the reopening of the northbound U.S. 1 ramp from Street Road (Route 132). The ramp has been closed since January 20 for construction to tie the ramp into reconstructed northbound U.S. 1.
The new, interim traffic pattern that will be implemented on northbound U.S. 1 will allow crews to complete the remaining Stage 1 construction along the northbound side of U.S. 1.
Stage 1 northbound U.S 1 construction is expected to be completed in early February. A new traffic pattern will then be established to move two lanes of northbound traffic onto the new northbound lanes, including the northbound segments of new bridges over Street Road (Route 132), the Turnpike, and the Turnpike ramps. The new pattern is tentatively scheduled to be put in place the weekend of February 7-9.
In addition, single lane closures will be in place periodically on U.S. 1, Street Road (Route 132), and Bristol Road on Sunday, January 26, through Friday, January 31, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning for bridge and roadway construction.
The work locations are:
- Northbound or southbound U.S. 1 between Rockhill Drive and Old Lincoln Highway;
- Eastbound or westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way; and
- Bristol Road between Belmont Avenue and Old Lincoln Highway. Traffic will be controlled by flagging.
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.