PennDOT has announced that lane restrictions are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between Interstate 95 and Stony Hill Road in Falls, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships, Bucks County starting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, through Friday, January 6, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for overhead bridge rehabilitation of the Oxford Valley Road bridge over U.S. 1.
Crews began construction on November 14, 2016 to rehabilitate the Oxford Valley Road bridge. The bridge remains open to traffic while the contractor repairs structural damage sustained when the bridge was struck by an oversized truck on June 29, 2015. Crews will replace two steel beams and repair three steel beams. Construction on the bridge is scheduled to finish in June 2017.
The three span, steel-I beam bridge was built in 1972. It is 167 feet long and 90 feet wide. The bridge is not structurally deficient or posted with a weight limit. The structure carries 16,000 vehicles a day.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction area because slowdowns may occur.