King of Prussia, PA – A right lane closure is scheduled on northbound U.S. 1 between the U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) and Morrisville/Pennsylvania Avenue interchanges in Bucks County, beginning at 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 5, and continuing through the end of May, for construction activities related 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 this work zone because slowdowns will occur during construction. The contractor's schedule is weather dependent.
Crews will be setting up temporary barrier for right lane and shoulder work that will include milling and paving, drainage work as well as guiderail and sign operations.
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 work also includes construction of an additional auxiliary lane along northbound U.S. 1 at Oxford Valley Road; milling and overlay with a high-friction surface treatment on U.S. 1 south in the area of Route 32; and replacement of overhead signs throughout the project area.
James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $2,327,110 project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Construction is expected to be completed this summer.
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