U.S. 1, Street Road (Route 132) Lane Closures at Night Next Week for Construction in Bensalem Township
Nighttime lane restrictions will be in place periodically on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) next week as the contractor continues reconstruction of the southbound side of U.S. 1— and three U.S. 1 bridges — as well as the center section of Street Road (Route 132) under 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 ramp from westbound Street Road (Route 132) to southbound U.S. 1 is closed. Traffic normally using this ramp will continue west, then turn left on Old Lincoln Highway back to U.S. 1.
For Stage 4 construction, two lanes of southbound U.S. 1 traffic have been shifted to the rebuilt middle for reconstruction of the southbound roadway and construction of the southbound side of new U.S. 1 bridges over the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Turnpike ramps, and Street Road (Route 132).
Motorists are advised to allow extra time for travel through the work area.
In addition, 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.
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.
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, visitwww.us1bucks.com.
For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visitwww.penndot.gov/District6TrafficBulletin.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com or downloading the 511PA application for iPhone and Android devices. 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.
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View AGENDA for Bensalem Township Council ReorganizationMeeting to be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:00pm HERE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Bensalem Township Council will hold its reorganization meeting on Monday, January 4, 2021 as a virtual public meeting utilizing the Zoom platform.
The meeting can be viewed live by the public on cable television channels 22 (Comcast) in Bensalem and 34 (Verizon) throughout Bucks County. It will then replay daily at 1:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The meeting will also be available for next day streaming via our website or online video channel.
Public comment or questions on both agenda and non-agenda items can be mailed to the Bensalem Township Clerk of Council, 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA, 19020, or they can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4, 2021 and throughout the duration of the public meeting. Any member of the public who wishes to comment may do so in accordance with the procedures/instructions outlined HERE.
Dr. Gerald Wydro, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Health - Northeast, and his colleagues at Jefferson Bucks in Langhorne discuss keeping yourself, your family and your community safe this holiday season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
An annual tradition of the Bensalem Lions Club, wasn't halted this year! Families who needed help for the approaching holiday were provided with food and toys. Merry Christmas to all. Thanks to Bensalem Public Works, Bensalem Police and Fire for tirelessly volunteering their time for this time honored activity.
View agenda for Bensalem Township ZONING HEARING BOARD Meeting to be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the Council Chambers of the Municipal building at 2400 Byberry Road HERE
Note: all attendees of the Zoning Hearing Board Hearing shall visit the Bensalem Township Website and review the procedure policy and down load the Visitor Health Questionnaire HERE
Bensalem Public Works Is Ready, Willing & Able!
After two years without any significant snow storms, the men and women of our roads department are really prepared for this storm. The trucks were deployed early Wednesday morning to spread a snow melting agent to assist with the plowing of the streets later Wednesday and through the night and Thursday if necessary. The salt shed is full, a full staff is on duty (to include mechanics, who work around the clock to keep all equipment up and running 24/7 during a snow emergency). Please be courteous and if able, place vehicles in driveways so our drivers can plow curb-to-curb and do their very best!
Please do not shovel your driveways until the crews are done plowing the roads to avoid double and triple shoveling of driveway aprons. We are only responsible for clearing the roads and not your driveways or sidewalks. Proceed with caution if you must drive during the storm. For questions and or problems please contact our Public Works Department at 215-633-3980.
The Bensalem Township Council meeting scheduled for Monday, December 28th, 2020 has been cancelled.
Any business that was scheduled for that meeting will be heard at the next proposed scheduled meeting on Monday, January 25th, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. in the Bensalem Township Municipal Building, 2400 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA using the Zoom platform.
Ed Kisselback, Council President
Thanks Bensalem for your generosity in donating toys for children and youth who may not otherwise receive a gift at Christmas. A big shout out to Bensalem Police and Fire Rescue for coordinating this annual event, which under normal circumstances is held at Carrabba's Italian Grill on Street Road in Bensalem. Unfortunately, we had to change things up but it didn't break the holiday spirit!
A good time was had by all, be it a little different this year, but Santa & Mrs. Claus did not disappoint (as if they ever would). The township was an absolutely magical place to be on Saturday night as Engine 28, the Eddington Fire Company, helped the jolly couple to the holiday delight. The children were lined up in cars as their parents were just as excited to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty, Rudolph and the elves. Even the Grinch showed up! Our Parks and Recreation Department has been preparing for this event for months, and they did a superb job in getting the township building ready for the holidays! A big thanks also goes out to our Police Department and the volunteers who tirelessly commit their time for others.
On behalf of Mayor DiGirolamo and Bensalem Council Members, we wish you a very Happy Holiday and hope for a better 2021!
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