Periodic Lane Closures on U.S. 1 PA Turnpike Interchange in Lower Bucks Next Week
Periodic northbound and southbound single lane closures and 15-minute traffic stoppages may be in place beginning Monday, September 13, through Thursday, September 16, from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm on U.S. 1 for construction between the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Bensalem Township and the Penndel/Business U.S.1 Interchange in Middletown Township, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Friday.
During the periodic closures on U.S.1, Bristol Road also will be closed between Neshaminy Boulevard and Old Lincoln Highway. The stoppages and closures are required as crews conduct controlled blasting to remove rock from the embankments along U.S. 1 where widening will take place.
In addition, the ramp from southbound U.S. 1 to Street Road (Route 132) will close this Friday, September 10, from 8:00 PM to approximately 5:00 PM, Saturday, September 11, for construction. Motorists will be detoured south on U.S.1, then turn right on Old Lincoln Highway to Street Road (Route 132).
Periodic lane restrictions also may be in place Sunday, September 12, through Thursday, September 16, from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am the following morning for construction on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and the turnpike interchange and on eastbound and/or westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way in Bensalem Township.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Crews are reconstructing and widening almost three miles of roadway, improving the interchanges, and constructing several new bridges — including new structures over the Neshaminy Creek and over rail lines near the Penndel exit — under two contracts (RC1, RC2) to rebuild, widen and improve U.S.1 in Bucks County.
JD Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, PA, is the general contractor on the $110.8 million Section RC2 project that is scheduled be completed in mid-2026. Alan Myers Construction, of Worcester, PA, is the general contractor on the $95 million Section RC1 project that is expected to be completed in mid-2022.
Sections RC1 and RC2 are two of the 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 the U.S. 1 Bucks Reconstruction Project website.