U.S. 1 Periodic Nighttime Lane Closures, Traffic Stoppages in Bucks County

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BUCKS COUNTY, PA — Periodic northbound and southbound single lane closures and 15-minute stoppages may be in place on U.S. 1 in Bucks County on Monday, December 6, through Thursday, December 9, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM for construction between the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Bensalem Township and the Penndel/Business U.S.1 Interchange in Middletown Township, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

During the periodic 15-minute stoppages on U.S.1, Bristol Road also will be closed temporarily between Neshaminy Boulevard and Old Lincoln Highway. The stoppages and closures are required as crews conduct controlled blasting to remove rock from the embankments along U.S. 1 where widening is taking place.

In addition, periodic lane restrictions also may be in place December 6, through Thursday, December 9, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning for construction on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange and on eastbound and/or westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way in Bensalem Township.

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Motorists should allow extra time for travel through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather-dependent.

Crews are reconstructing and widening almost three miles of roadway, improving the interchanges, and constructing several new bridges — including new structures over the Neshaminy Creek and over rail lines near the Penndel exit — under two contracts (RC1, RC2) to rebuild, widen and improve U.S.1 in Bucks County.

JD Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, PA, is the general contractor on the $110.8 million Section RC2 project that is scheduled be completed in mid-2026. Alan Myers Construction, of Worcester, PA, is the general contractor on the $95 million Section RC1 project that is expected to be completed in mid-2022.

Sections RC1 and RC2 are two of the 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 Philadelphia to just north of Route 413 (Pine Street) in Middletown Township and Langhorne Borough.

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Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.

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