PennDOT District 6 says northbound U.S. 1 traffic will shift onto the newly reconstructed northbound lanes between Old Lincoln Highway and Rockhill Drive Monday night, February 3, marking the completion of the first major phase of a project to reconstruct, widen and improve a 1.3-mile section of the highway in Bensalem Township.
Following the Monday night shift, crews will work the remainder of the week to adjust concrete construction barriers and begin reconstruction of the middle section on U.S. 1 — including demolition and replacement of the middle section of U.S. 1 bridges over Street Road (Route 132), the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the ramps to the PA Turnpike Toll Plaza — the second major phase of the project.
Periodic lane closures will be in place on Sunday, February 2 through Friday, February 7 from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for construction activities on:
- Northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and Rockhill Drive
- Eastbound or westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way
- Bristol Road between Old Lincoln Highway and Belmont Avenue, where flaggers will direct an alternating lane of traffic through the work area for the early stages of construction to replace the bridge over U.S.1
In addition, the ramp from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) to northbound U.S. 1 will be closed Monday, February 3, through Thursday, February 6, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, and on Friday, February 7, from 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM Saturday, February 8, for construction activities.
During the Turnpike ramp closure, 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 turn right on the ramp to northbound U.S. 1.
Southbound U.S. 1 traffic, as well as traffic on Street Road (Route 132), will remain in the current traffic patterns.
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.
For more information on the U.S. 1 Improvements Project you can visit www.us1bucks.com.