PennDOT says southbound U.S. 1 motorists will encounter a left lane closure between the Route 32 and U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) interchanges in Bucks County, on Monday, July 9, through Friday, July 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for the placement of a new concrete median barrier as part of a project to enhance travel and safety on northbound U.S. 1 through the interchange with U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) and Route 32 in Falls, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone because slowdowns will occur during construction. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.
When completed, this project will improve U.S. 1 by providing northbound motorists two through lanes while maintaining an exit to Route 32, thereby removing the “exit only” lane that currently exists for northbound drivers at this interchange. In addition, a concrete barrier will be placed between U.S. 1 north and the on-ramp from U.S. 13 to eliminate the substandard weave condition that currently exists when U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) drivers enter U.S. 1 and weave through traffic to reach the Route 32 exit ramp.
The scope of the project also includes placement of a high-friction surface treatment on U.S. 1 south in the area of Route 32 as well as replacement of overhead signs throughout the project area. Construction of an additional auxiliary lane along northbound U.S. 1 at Oxford Valley Road has already been completed under this project.
Construction is expected to be completed this summer.