King of Prussia, PA – Left lane closures will be in place on U.S. 1 and Route 132 (Street Road) in both directions on Wednesday, January 2, through Sunday, January 6, from 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning for median barrier and curb removal on a project to reconstruct, widen and improve a 1.3-mile section of the highway in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work locations are:
- U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and Rockhill Drive; and
- Route 132 (Street Road) between Kingston Way and Old Lincoln Highway.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent and subject to change.
This corridor improvement project is the first of three construction contracts to rebuild and widen U.S. 1; replace aging bridges; and install safety enhancements along a four-mile section of the expressway from just north of the City of Philadelphia to just north of Route 413 (Pine Street) in Middletown Township and Langhorne Borough.
Initial activities this winter include temporary reconstruction and widening of existing shoulders along U.S. 1 and Route 132 (Street Road); installation of a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Route 132 (Street Road) and Township Road; the extension of Township Road to several local businesses on U.S. 1; and construction of new driveway configurations for the Red Roof Inn. Additionally, stormwater system improvements and stream mitigation activities will commence in various locations along the corridor.
In early 2019, reconstruction of existing northbound U.S. 1 and the bridges will begin, as well as construction to replace and improve the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 132 (Street Road) interchange ramps adjacent to northbound U.S. 1. Concurrently, the contractor will begin rebuilding eastbound Route 132 (Street Road) and incorporate two new ramps adjacent to eastbound traffic for the realignment of the U.S. 1 Interchange at Route 132 (Street Road).
Allan A. Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $97,352,764 project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. All work on this project is expected to complete by the end of 2022.
For more information, visit the project website at www.us1bucks.com.
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