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U.S. 1 South Lane Closure Scheduled Wednesday for Overhead Bridge Inspection in Bucks County

10/10/2017

King of Prussia, PA – The right lane is scheduled to close on southbound U.S. 1 between Interstate 95 and Stony Hill Road in Falls, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships, Bucks County, on Wednesday, October 11, from 9:00 AM for 3:00 PM, for a bridge inspection on the structure carrying Oxford Valley Road over U.S. 1, following damage sustained to a beam during a large vehicle crash this afternoon, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
 
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these work zones because slowdowns will occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.
 
The three-span, steel-I beam bridge, which was built in 1972, had reopened in August following a nine-month rehabilitation project to repair damage sustained during a June 2015 crash.
 
The Oxford Valley Road bridge over U.S. 1 is 167 feet long and 90 feet wide and carries about 31,000 vehicles a day.
 
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
 
A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.  
 
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.
 
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
 
For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

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