Daytime and nighttime lane restrictions will be in place on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) next week, and the northbound U.S. 1 ramps to and from the Turnpike will be closed Wednesday night, 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) in Bensalem, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
During the closure of the northbound U.S. 1 ramp to the Turnpike, northbound U.S. 1 motorists will be detoured to the Neshaminy Exit, turn left on Rockhill Drive, turn right on the ramp to southbound U.S. 1, then right on the ramp to the Turnpike Toll Plaza.
Turnpike motorists exiting at Bensalem and heading for northbound U.S. 1 will be detoured to the ramp to southbound U.S. 1, turn right onto the ramp to eastbound Street Road (Route 132), then right on the ramp to northbound U.S. 1.
In addition, the slip ramp from Horizon Boulevard to the Turnpike’s Bensalem Interchange remains closed through mid-August for construction. Motorists are being detoured to Rockhill Drive, then south on U.S. 1 to the Turnpike ramp.
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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