Lane & Ramp Closures, New Patterns Mark Start of Construction on U.S. 1, Street Road Interchange
Lane closures will be in place at night in each direction on U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, to complete the setup of two long-term traffic patterns for northbound U.S. 1 reconstruction that will close the northbound U.S. 1 ramps to and from eastbound Street Road, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Implementation of the new traffic patterns this week was delayed due to the weather. Weather permitting, crews expect to have the new patterns in place by late next week.
On Monday, February 18, through Friday, February 22, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, northbound and southbound U.S. 1 will be reduced to a single lane between Rockhill Road and Old Lincoln Highway, and Street Road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way.
The lane restrictions on U.S. 1 will allow crews to complete installing and securing the temporary construction barrier and to make adjustments to the barriers once the new traffic pattern, which will move all U.S. 1 traffic to the west, is in place. The new pattern also will close the ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 and eastbound Street Road.
Nighttime restrictions on Street Road will allow crews to set up a temporary traffic pattern for reconstruction of the U.S. 1 overpass and complete construction of a temporary signalized intersection at the base of the westbound ramps. The temporary intersection will provide access to and from northbound U.S. 1 for eastbound Street Road traffic during construction on northbound U.S. 1.
Ramps to and from U.S. 1 and westbound Street Road also will be rebuilt and realigned during northbound U.S. 1 reconstruction but will remain open. In addition, turn lanes will be provided in both directions of U.S. 1 for access to properties within the work zone.
All scheduled activities are weather dependent. If any of the scheduled activities are cancelled, the planned lane restrictions also may be in place on both highways from 8:00 PM Saturday, February 23, to 6:00 AM Sunday, February 24.
U.S. 1 Northbound Lane Closure Thursday, February 21
On Thursday, February 21, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, a lane closure is scheduled on northbound U.S. 1 between the Neshaminy and Business U.S. 1/Penndel interchanges in Bensalem and Middletown townships, Bucks County for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) camera maintenance.
This work is part of a $3,808,056 project to maintain, repair and upgrade ITS systems across the five-county Philadelphia region.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.