MIDDLETOWN TWP, PA — The ramp from U.S. 1 North to westbound Interstate 295 in Middletown Township, Bucks County will close beginning Monday, August 2, as part of a bridge rehabilitation project, states the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). The closure will remain in place through late December.
During the closure, U.S. 1 North motorists will be directed to use the I-295 East Interchange, the U.S. 1 South Interchange, and the I-295 West Interchange.
In addition, lane restrictions are also scheduled on several ramps at the U.S. 1/I-295 Interchange in Middletown Township, on Tuesday, July 20, from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for line striping operations.
The work locations are:
- U.S. 1 North ramp to I-295 East;
- I-295 East ramp to U.S. 1 South; and
- U.S. 1 South ramp to I-295 West.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
The U.S. 1 North ramp is one of seven structures in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing/replacing under a $6.5 million project financed with 100 percent state funds.
Other structures scheduled for culvert replacements/rehabilitations include the following:
- Richland Pike over Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County;
- Saginaw Road over Big Elk Creek in East Nottingham and New London townships, Chester County;
- Lower State Road over branch of Mill Creek in Doylestown Borough, Bucks County;
- 5th Street over Little Elk Creek in East Nottingham Township, Chester County;
- Barnsley Road over branch of Northeast Creek in East Nottingham, Chester County; and
- Washington Lane over branch of Pennypack Creek in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the bridge/culvert improvement project. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed winter 2024.
Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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