Southbound U.S. 1 will be reduced to one lane between the Penndel/Business U.S. 1 and Pennsylvania Turnpike interchanges in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, on Sunday, August 28, through Thursday, August 31, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning for shoulder reconstruction, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
In addition, periodic lane restrictions also may be in place Tuesday, August 30 through Friday, September 2, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for construction activities on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange and on eastbound and/or westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way.
Motorists also are reminded that southbound Old Lincoln Highway remains closed through mid-September from the ramp to southbound U.S.1 to Bristol Road in Middletown Township for reconstruction. Motorists are detoured south on U.S.1 to the Neshaminy Interchange, then right onto Rockhill Drive back to Old Lincoln Highway.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
PennDOT is reconstructing and widening almost three miles of U.S. 1, 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 $111.5 million Section RC2 project that is scheduled to be completed in mid-2026. Allan Myers, Inc. of Worcester, PA is the general contractor on the $95 million Section RC1 project that is expected to be completed this summer.
For more information on PennDOT’s U.S. 1 reconstruction program in Bucks County, visit www.us1bucks.com.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com or downloading the 511PA mobile application. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.
For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.
Information about infrastructure in District 6, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D6Results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.
Subscribe to PennDOT District 6 news and traffic alerts at www.penndot.pa.gov/District6.
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View agenda for Bensalem Township ZONING HEARING BOARD MEETING to be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 HERE
BUS PATROL - School Bus Safety Program
The Bensalem Township School District has launched a school bus safety program in partnership with the Bensalem Township Police Department to protect our children. All school buses in the district are now equipped with safety technology, including stop-arm enforcement cameras designed to detect vehicles that illegally pass stopped school buses. This safety initiative seeks to curb dangerous motorist behavior around school buses and make the journey to and from school safer for all student riders. This innovative program will be live at the beginning of the upcoming school year.
View agenda for Bensalem Township COUNCIL MEETING to be held on Monday, August 22, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 HERE
Galloway Road Bridge Closure Update
Due to continuing bridge repair, closure will remain in place until at least Monday 8/22/22.
Thank you and be safe.
View agenda for Bensalem Township PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING to be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 HERE.
Mayor DiGirolamo, Director McVey and members of Bensalem Township Public Safety, visited the Badalov family today to recognize the life saving efforts done by Veysal and Zhafar Badalov. They performed CPR on a 2 year old family member who was found unconscious. Their efforts saved the child's life. They will be formally recognized at a future council meeting. This incident highlights the importance of CPR training for anyone with children.
Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®: https://bucks.crimewatchpa.com/bensalempd/15488/post/hero-family-members-recognized-mayor-and-director
View agenda for Bensalem Township COUNCIL MEETING to be held on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 HERE
Council meetings can be viewed live by the public on cable television channels 22 (Comcast Xfinity) in Bensalem and 34 (Verizon Fios) throughout Bucks County. Meetings will then replay daily at 1:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.
Council meetings will also live stream via the Township’s YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/bensalemtownship. Meetings will then be available on our YouTube Channel for immediate replay, and next day streaming via the Township website, www.bensalempa.gov.
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