Daytime and nighttime lane restrictions will be in place on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) early next week as the contractor completes bridge and roadway construction in the center of U.S. 1 and prepares to shift operations to the southbound side in early December, the final major stage (Stage 4) on a 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:
During Stage 4, two lanes of southbound U.S. 1 traffic will be 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, Turnpike ramps and over Street Road (Route 132).
During the switch to Stage 4, the existing ramps from southbound U.S. 1 to eastbound and westbound Street Road (Route 132) will be closed and detoured for approximately one month while a temporary ramp is constructed. The temporary ramp will take southbound U.S. 1 traffic to a signalized intersection for access to eastbound or westbound Street Road (Route 132). 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.
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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