Lane restrictions will be in place at night next week for construction activities marking the start of the $110.9 million RC2 project to widen and improve U.S. 1 between the Neshaminy and Penndel/ Business U.S.1 exits in Bensalem and Middletown townships, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule and locations are:
Once the construction barriers are in place, crews will begin clearing operations and installation of environmental controls before starting large-scale excavation of the U.S. 1 northbound and southbound embankments.
In addition to the new lane restrictions, periodic nighttime lane closures also will be in place on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 for the ongoing RC1 contract to widen and improve U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and the Neshaminy Interchange in Bensalem Township.
Under RC1 and RC2 contracts, PennDOT is reconstructing, widening and improving nearly three miles of U.S. 1 in Bensalem and Middletown townships.
JD Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, PA, is the general contractor on the $110.8 million Section RC2 project that is scheduled be completed in mid-2026. Alan Myers Construction, of Worcester, PA, is the general contractor on the $95 million Section RC1 that is expected to be completed in late 2021.
Sections RC1 and RC2 are 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, visitwww.penndot.gov/District6TrafficBulletin.
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