PennDOT says northbound U.S. 1 motorists will encounter a revised traffic pattern at the Route 32 (Morrisville) Interchange in Bucks County beginning Monday, June 4, through early July for construction activities related to 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.
Under this new traffic pattern, two through lanes on northbound U.S. 1 will be maintained.
On Monday, June 4, from 7:00 PM through 5:00 AM the next morning, southbound U.S. 1 motorists will encounter periodic lane restrictions between the Route 32 (Morrisville) and U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) interchanges, as crews set temporary barrier.
In addition, overnight lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between the Oxford Valley Road and Morrisville/Pennsylvania Avenue interchanges on Monday, June 4, through Friday, June 8, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for overhead sign replacement.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zones because slowdowns will occur during construction. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
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.