View agenda for the Bensalem Township Planning Commission Meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 2400 Byberry Road HERE.
PROCEDURE POLICY AND VISITOR HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE FOR PLANNING COMMISSION AND ZONING HEARING BOARD MEETINGS
View Procedure Policy for Applicants, Expert Witness, and Township Residents attending the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board Meetings and Appointments HERE
All attendees will also need to download and fill out the Visitor Health Questionnaire HERE prior to attending.
All Applicants, Expert Witness, and Township Residents attending the Planning Commission or Zoning Hearing Board must conform to the guidelines.
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Please join us for the First Virtual Bucks County Senior Expo on July 21st at 1:00 P.M. on Bensalem’s Television Channel – Comcast 22 and Verizon Channel 34. Because COVID 19 has disrupted life as we know it and shut down our world several months back, the Bucks County hosted Senior Expo, normally held at the Bensalem Senior Center, was cancelled along with many other usual activities. This was a blow to our seniors and their caregivers as these individuals rely on the latest information they can obtain so they can make sound decisions on elder care. We hope you can join us!
U.S. 1, Street Road (Route 132), Turnpike Lane Closures This Week for Construction in Bensalem Township
Daytime and nighttime lane restrictions will be in place on U.S. 1 Street Road (Route 132), and the Pennsylvania Turnpike at night next week, and the Turnpike will be closed early this Sunday and next weekend at the Bensalem Interchange for bridge, roadway, and utility construction on the project to widen and improve U.S.1 and reconstruct the interchange at Street Road (Route 132), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
In addition, beginning Monday morning, July 13, the slip ramp from Horizon Boulevard to the Turnpike’s Bensalem Interchange, will be closed for approximately six weeks for construction. Motorists will be directed to use Rockhill Drive, and southbound U.S. 1 to access the Turnpike ramp.
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 on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signage and relevant training.
Crews currently are reconstructing the middle section along 1.3 miles of U.S. 1, and the westbound side of Street Road (Route 132) 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.
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.
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The Bensalem Township Council meeting scheduled for Monday, July 13th, 2020 has been cancelled.
Any business that was scheduled for that meeting will be heard at the next scheduled meeting on Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. in the Bensalem Township Municipal Building, 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA.
Edward Kisselback, Council President
July 1st- Pictured here is drainage work being conducted in the Eddington Section of the township. This section of our community (built in the early part of the 19th century) had no or little storm water management, as there was not an adopted construction code or the requirements that are mandated in this day and age. This project was done in addition to the “Ogden Ditch Project” completed late last year.
The Township Building, located at 2400 Byberry Road, will be closed tomorrow, Friday, July 3, 2020, and will reopen to the public on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 8:00am.
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Hearing Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 2, 2020 has been cancelled.
The next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
Joanne Redding, Chairperson
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