PennDOT’s U.S. 1 Improvement Project: Ramp Construction and Detour Ahead

Traffic Advisory

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently unveiled a continuation of its project aimed at enhancing a three-mile section of U.S. 1 in Bensalem and Middletown townships, Bucks County.

The plan involves a thorough process of reconstruction, widening, and improvement, and will see ramp construction commence from Friday, May 19, at 8:00 PM to Monday, May 22, at 6:00 AM. As a result, the ramp from southbound U.S. 1 to Rockhill Drive at the Neshaminy Exit will be closed, requiring motorists to take a detour south on U.S. 1.

By routing west on Street Road (Route 132), and then briefly north on Old Lincoln Highway, drivers can easily access Rockhill Drive. Motorists in the area should note that the ramp to southbound U.S. 1 at the Neshaminy Exit has been closed for reconstruction since the fall of 2022.

During the upcoming construction, the new traffic pattern will shift off-ramp traffic to a temporary ramp, while the permanent one is being built.

Drivers are being strongly advised to allow extra time when traveling through or near these work areas. Unforeseen circumstances and weather changes can also affect the completion of the scheduled activities. Therefore, staying updated with the latest information on these work zones is critical to avoid any delays.

PennDOT is currently undertaking a $113.5 million Section RC2 contract to revamp U.S. 1. Their comprehensive plan includes a complete reconstruction and widening of the road, improved interchanges, and brand-new bridges. This construction stretches from Bensalem Township’s Turnpike Interchange all the way to north of Penndel/Business U.S. 1 in Middletown Township.

Drivers can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center. Stay updated on the latest news and information from MyChesCo with our free newsletter. Follow MyChesCo on Twitter at and like us on Facebook at

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