The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction has been substantially completed on the new bridge that carries northbound U.S. 1 over Old Lincoln Highway (Business U.S. 1) and adjacent rail lines, and that work will begin to set a new traffic pattern to shift traffic onto the new bridge in Bensalem and Middletown townships, Bucks County.
Motorists are advised of the following travel restrictions:
- Tuesday, November 29, through Thursday, December 1, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, periodic lane closures will be in place on northbound and/or southbound U.S. 1 between the Neshaminy and Route 413 exits for barrier placement and line striping; and
- Monday, November 28, and Thursday, December 1, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, periodic stoppages of up to 15 minutes will occur on southbound Old Lincoln Highway (Business U.S. 1) where it passes under U.S. 1 for removal of underside shielding and related hardware on the overhead bridge.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through or near the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
By Wednesday morning, November 30, weather permitting, northbound U.S. 1 traffic will be shifted onto the outer half of the new northbound bridge. A new pattern shifting southbound vehicles onto the inner half of the new bridge is expected to be set up and in place by Saturday, December 17. Following the southbound shift, PennDOT’s contractor will begin demolition of the original bridge and construction of the adjacent southbound structure.
PennDOT is reconstructing and improving U.S. 1 and replacing several bridges from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 276) to north of the Penndel/Business U.S. 1 interchange in Bensalem and Middletown townships as part of the $111.5 million Section RC2 project that is scheduled to finish in mid-2026. Construction of U.S. 1 improvements between the PA Turnpike and Old Lincoln Highway near the Philadelphia border, being done under the $95 million Section RC1 contract, will finish in December.