PennDOT: Bensalem Ramp Closure for Turnpike Work Postponed
The planned closure of ramps from the Pennsylvania Turnpike onto U.S. 1 in Bensalem this week has been canceled for now PennDOT announced Tuesday.
Transportation officials said the change in closure is because of a change in the contractor’s work schedule.
The ramp will remain open for the rest of the week, PennDOT said. The ramp was scheduled to be closed nightly through Saturday, Feb. 8, for construction in the area
Other planned projects on U.S. 1, Street Road and Bristol road will continue as planned, PennDOT said.
The work is part of a corridor improvement project 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 Rt. 413 (Pine Street) in Middletown and Langhorne.
Northbound U.S. 1 traffic shifted Monday night onto the newly built northbound lanes between Old Lincoln Highway and Rockhill Drive, marking the completion of the project’s first major phase.
Crews are now working to adjust concrete construction barriers and begin reconstruction of the middle section on U.S. 1 — including demolition and replacement of the middle section of U.S. 1 bridges over Street Road, the turnpike and the ramps to the turnpike toll plaza.