U.S. 1, Street Road (Route 132) Lane, Ramp Closures at Night This Week for Construction in Bensalem Township
Nighttime lane restrictions and ramp closings will be in place on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) this week as the contractor sets-up a new traffic pattern on U.S. 1 and shifts construction operations to the southbound side by week’s end to begin work on the final major stage (Stage 4) of the project to widen and improve U.S.1 and its interchanges in Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The weather dependent work schedule and locations are:
In addition, the southbound U.S. 1 ramps to eastbound, and to-and-from westbound Street Road (Route 132) will be closed beginning Tuesday night, December 1.
The ramps from southbound U.S. 1 to eastbound and westbound Street Road (Route 132) will be detoured for approximately one month while a temporary ramp is constructed. Until the temporary ramp is constructed, southbound U.S. 1 traffic will be directed to turn right on Old Lincoln Highway back to Street Road (Route 132).
The ramp from westbound Street Road (Route 132) to southbound U.S. 1 will be closed for the duration of Stage 4 construction. Traffic normally using this ramp will continue west, then turn left on Old Lincoln Highway back to U.S. 1.
For Stage 4, two lanes of southbound U.S. 1 traffic will be shifted to the rebuilt middle for reconstruction of the southbound roadway and construction of the southbound side of three new U.S. 1 bridges: over the Pennsylvania Turnpike, over the Turnpike ramps, and over Street Road (Route 132).
Motorists are reminded that Bristol Road remains closed to through traffic between Old Lincoln Highway and Neshaminy Boulevard until spring 2021 for replacement of the bridge over U.S.1. Replacement of the Bristol Road overpass during the current construction stage will accelerate the completion date for the entire RC1 Section by at least one year. The project is now scheduled to finish in mid-2022.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and slowdowns will occur.
Allan A. Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $95.1 million Section RC1 project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
Section 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.
For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit www.penndot.gov/District6TrafficBulletin.
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View AGENDA for Bensalem Township Council Budget Meeting to be held as a virtual public meeting on Monday December 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM via Zoom.
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Pakit, a local business, has provided the Bensalem Township Municipal Building with free sanitizing stations to help in the fight against Covid-19. Bob Mainart, Vice President of the company stated, "We wanted to be team players and help our home community with this product, which is 73% alcohol and the stands are sleek and don't compromise a lot of space."
"Anything we can do to protect people, especially our law enforcement and municipal workers during these unparalleled times, we feel is important," Mainart continued. Mayor DiGirolamo welcomed this PPE and stated, "My administration has always been about the health, safety and welfare of people, whether they live in Bensalem or are just visiting. Thank you to Pakit, we are grateful for their contribution."