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 on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) next week as the contractor finalizes the set-up of a new work zone traffic pattern and begins reconstruction of the southbound side of U.S. 1 under the final major stage (Stage 4) of the project to widen and improve U.S. 1 and its interchanges in Bensalem Township, 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) remain closed. The ramps from southbound U.S. 1 to eastbound and westbound Street Road (Route 132) are detoured through approximately the end of the year while a temporary ramp is constructed. Until the temporary ramp is built, southbound U.S. 1 traffic is directed to turn right on Old Lincoln Highway to access Street Road (Route 132).
The ramp from westbound Street Road (Route 132) to southbound U.S. 1 is closed for the duration of Stage 4 construction. Traffic normally using this ramp will continue west and turn left on Old Lincoln Highway to access U.S. 1.
For Stage 4 construction, two lanes of southbound U.S. 1 traffic have been shifted to the rebuilt middle section 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 advised to allow extra time for travel through the work area because the closure of the Street Road (Route 132) ramps is causing backups on southbound U.S. 1 during peak travel times.
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. 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.
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.
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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