PennDOT District 6 says daytime and nighttime lane restrictions will continue to be in place on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) the week of November 23 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 weather dependent work schedule and locations are:
- Sunday, November 22, and Monday, November 23, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM and from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, periodic single lane closures will be in place on northbound or southbound U.S. 1 between Rockhill Drive and Old Lincoln Highway.
- Sunday, November 22, and Monday, November 23, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM and from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, periodic single lane closures will be in place on eastbound or westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way.
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.