King of Prussia, PA – U.S. 1 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at night next week from the Rockhill Road to Old Lincoln Highway for setup of a new long-term traffic pattern 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 lane restrictions will be in place Monday, February 4, through Friday, February 8, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning so crews can perform line painting operations and install temporary barrier that will separate southbound and northbound traffic during construction.
The new pattern, which will provide two through lanes in both directions plus a right turn lane for access to properties within the work zone, will move all traffic to the right (west) for approximately two years of construction of improvements on the northbound side of U.S. 1 and the ramps to and from Route 132 (Street Road).
The northbound side of the temporary pattern is tentatively scheduled to be set up during nighttime lane restrictions planned on Monday, February 11, through Friday, February 15, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning. The schedule is weather permitting.
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 late 2022.
For more information, visit the project website at www.us1bucks.com.
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