Center Roadway, Bridge Construction on U.S. 1 Finishes this Fall
Fall 2020 – Center area construction on U.S.1 and on Street Road (Route 132) will wrap up this fall and reconstruction of the southbound side will get underway in December on the project to widen and improve U.S.1 and reconstruct the interchange at Street Road (Route 132).
Work on this project is being done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, special signing, and relevant training.
Subsurface utilities and stormwater drainage pipes and inlets are in place in the median area of U.S. 1, and the new pavement’s sub-grade is being established across the project area in advance of paving the of the U.S. 1 work area this fall. Construction of the center sections of new U.S. 1 bridges over the Turnpike, the Turnpike ramps, and Street Road (Route 132) finished in early fall.
The new ramp from eastbound Street Road to southbound U.S. 1 also has been constructed. This ramp will be used temporarily for access from southbound U.S. 1 to eastbound and westbound Street Road (Route 132) during the next stage of construction on U.S.1.
Reconstruction of the slip ramp from Horizon Boulevard to the Turnpike’s Bensalem Toll Plaza on the southbound side of U.S. 1 wrapped up and re-opened in late summer.
On Street Road (Route 132) reconstruction of the westbound lanes between Kingston Way and the ramps to and from U.S. 1 has wrapped up, with work continuing the middle section of that roadway this fall.
Current construction on the $94 million project (RC1) is the first of three PennDOT contracts (RC2, RC3) that will improve more than four miles of U.S. 1 from Old Lincoln Highway in Bensalem Township through Langhorne Borough and Langhorne Manor to north of the Route 413 Interchange in Middletown Township, Bucks County, over the next eight-plus years.
A number of engineering activities for the next phase of the project are taking place along the corridor as well. Motorists may encounter off-peak lane restrictions for some of these activities.
PennDOT in 2014 completed $14.8 million in improvements at the U.S. 1/Maple Avenue Interchange in Middletown Township as part of their overall initiative to modernize and upgrade the U.S. 1 corridor in Bucks County.
Alan Myers Construction, of Worcester, PA, is the general contractor on RC1.