Daytime lane restrictions will be in place Monday and Tuesday next week on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) 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:
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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Bensalem Township Mayor, Joseph DiGirolamo and Director of Public Safety, Fred Harran address the public regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Penn Community Bank Amphitheater Summer Concert Series.
In 1998, Bensalem Township under the leadership of Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo, created “Towns Against Graffiti” a group of municipalities working in partnership to clean up graffiti. This is a picture of graffiti in our community that appeared overnight. Now you see it and now you don’t.
Thanks Bensalem and Towns Against Graffiti!
I’m saddened to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Penn Community Bank Amphitheater Concerts. This decision was quite difficult. Our team continued to monitor Governor Wolf’s Covid-19 3-stage re-opening approach very carefully, and had hoped upon hope we could open at full capacity with no restrictions.
Unfortunately, Governor Wolf’s phased re-opening plan, even as we approach the less restrictive “green phase,” has a multitude of restrictions, which are not reasonable for an outdoor entertainment complex that holds close to 2000 people.
As a result and in the best interest of the health of our fans, crew and talent we had to make this heart-wrenching decision. After 20 summers of great entertainment, the amphitheater will remain closed. Hopefully 2021 will bring normalcy and we’ll be back with the great tribute band experience all have come to know and love! Until such time, stay safe, healthy and enjoy your summer.
As a season pass holder, we have the following options for you moving forward:
1). If you wish to retain your season pass for the 2021 season it will be valid.
2). You can request a refund.
In order to facilitate either option, you must respond via email at email@example.com by December 15, 2020. A representative can assist you by telephone at 215-633-3600.
Everyone please continue to stay safe and be well.
Joseph DiGirolamo, Mayor