Construction Update: Spring 2021

U.S. 1 Construction Expands North as Phase Two Begins

PennDOT’s three-phase project to improve U.S. 1 in Bucks County expanded this spring to include widening a 1.5-mile section north of the Turnpike that includes upgrading the Neshaminy and Penndel interchanges and constructing new bridges over Rockhill Drive, the Neshaminy Creek, and the SEPTA and CSX rail complex north of the creek.


RC2

A construction barrier is in place along the northbound and southbound shoulders of U.S. 1 from the north side of the Neshaminy Interchange through the Penndel/Business U.S. 1 Interchange. Working behind the barrier, the contractor will excavate the northbound and southbound embankments along U.S. 1.

 

As work progresses over the coming months, the Section RC2 contractor will begin building retaining walls that will support construction of a third travel lane, along with an auxiliary lane, in each direction from just north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Bensalem Interchange to the Penndel/U.S. 1 Business Interchange.

Following construction of access roads this spring, foundations for abutments and support piers for the new southbound bridges over the creek and the rail lines will start and continue through the remainder of 2021.

Activities also will get underway this spring at the Neshaminy and Penndel/Business U.S. 1 interchanges, which will be reconfigured and improved to meet current design standards for all ramps and acceleration/deceleration lanes. 

Access road construction.

JD Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, PA, is general contractor on the $110.9 million RC2 project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Section RC2 construction is scheduled be completed in mid-2026.
 


RC1

Reconstruction of the southbound side of U.S. 1 also continues this spring from Old Lincoln Highway to north of the Turnpike, including the remaining sections of new bridges over Street Road, the Turnpike and the Turnpike ramps.

Demolition of the bridges carrying U.S. 1 over the Turnpike and its ramps, and over Street Road (partially) has been completed, and construction of abutment walls for the new bridges is underway (see above).

Foundations for sound walls that will be installed south of the Street Road (Route 132) Interchange also is underway along the southbound side.

As bridge construction continues, installation of subsurface utilities and parts of the stormwater drainage system is underway on the southbound side of US 1 (see right).

The new southbound U.S. 1 ramp to and from Street Road (Route 132) is partially completed and in use for southbound U.S. 1 traffic heading in either direction on Street Road.

On Street Road (Route 132), reconstruction of the middle section of that roadway under the U.S. 1 overpass is being coordinated with construction of the southbound side of the U.S. 1 overpass.

Periodic off-peak or nighttime lane closures will be in place in both directions on U.S. 1 during ongoing construction in both work areas.

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 will continue to be maintained during construction.

Construction of the new Bristol Road overpass is progressing and headed for completion this summer (see above).

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 seven-plus years. 

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 the $94 million project RC1 project.

Construction Update: Winter 2020-21

Southbound Roadway, Bridge Construction on U.S. 1 Underway

Winter 2020-21 – Center area construction on U.S. 1 was completed in late fall and reconstruction of the southbound side got underway in December on the project to widen and improve U.S. 1 and reconstruct the interchange at Street Road (Route 132) in Bensalem Township, Bucks County.


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.

Early-stage construction underway this winter will remove the pavement (see right) and begin installation of subsurface utilities and stormwater drainage pipes and inlets on the southbound side. Demolition of the southbound sections of U.S. 1 bridges over the Turnpike, the Turnpike ramps, and Street Road (Route 132) also has started, along with construction of foundations for sound walls that will be installed south of the Street Road (Route 132) Interchange.

Activities this winter also will focus on completing construction of the new southbound U.S.1 ramp to and from east and westbound Street Road (Route 132). This ramp is being used temporarily for access from southbound U.S. 1 to eastbound and westbound Street Road (Route 132) as the new ramp is completed.

On Street Road (Route 132), reconstruction of the middle section of that roadway under the U.S. 1 overpass will be coordinated with construction of the western half of the U.S. 1 bridge this winter. Construction to widen the eastbound side of Street Road (Route 132) west of the overpass will resume in the spring. 

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 will continue to be maintained during construction.


Further north on U.S. 1, crews have removed the old Bristol Road overpass and are building abutments for the new bridge and reconstructing the approaches to the bridge on both sides of U.S.1 (see above) to improve the new bridge’s vertical clearance. Working as weather conditions permit, abutment and center support pier construction will lead to the setting of bridge deck beams in late winter. Deck construction is expected to be underway by early spring, putting the replacement bridge on target for completion — and lifting of the detour — later in the spring.

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 seven-plus years. 


A number of engineering activities for the next phase of the project may be taking place along the corridor as well. Motorist 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.

Construction Update: Fall 2020

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.

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 will continue to be maintained during construction.

Current construction on the $94 million project (RC1) is the first of three PennDOT contracts (RC2RC3) 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.

Construction Update: Summer 2020

Center Area Roadway, Bridge Construction on U.S.1, Street Road

Summer 2020 – Center area construction is underway this summer on U.S. 1 and on Street Road (Route 132) as the project to widen and improve U.S. 1 and reconstruct the interchange at Street Road (Route 132) moves toward completion of the current stage and a shift to southbound reconstruction this fall.

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, person and job site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, special signing, and relevant training.

Crews this summer will complete installation of stormwater drainage pipes and inlets and begin paving the median area while continuing construction of the middle portions of the U.S. 1 bridges over the Turnpike, the Turnpike ramps, and Street Road (Route 132).

Work this summer also includes construction of the new ramp from eastbound Street Road to southbound U.S. 1 and realignment of the slip ramp from Horizon Boulevard to the Turnpike’s Bensalem Toll Plaza on the southbound side of U.S. 1.

On Street Road (Route 132) reconstruction of the westbound lanes between Kingston Way and U.S. 1 has wrapped up, with work shifting to the middle section of the roadway as well.

New Turnpike ramps on the northbound side of U.S. 1 also will be completed this summer.

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 will continue to be maintained during construction.

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.

Construction Update: Spring 2020

Center Area Roadway, Bridge Construction Resume on U.S. 1

Spring 2020 – Construction resumed in late April on the project to widen and improve U.S.1 and reconstruct the interchange at Street Road (Route 132) following a month-long suspension of activities due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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 jobsite, special signing, and relevant training.

With northbound traffic now riding on the rebuilt and widened northbound side and southbound traffic remaining on the southbound side, construction resumed to reconstruct the middle of U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and Rockhill Drive in Bensalem Township, Bucks County. 

Construction this spring includes removal of the remaining existing pavement and median, installation of stormwater drainage pipes and inlets, and construction of the middle portions of U.S. 1 bridges over the Turnpike, the Turnpike ramps and Street Road (Route 132). 

Stage 3 work also includes construction of the new ramp from eastbound Street Road to southbound U.S. 1 and realignment of the slip ramp from Horizon Boulevard to the Turnpike’s Bensalem Toll Plaza on the southbound side of U.S. 1. Slip ramp reconstruction begins this summer.

On Street Road (Route 132), reconstruction of the westbound lanes continues between Kingston Way and the U.S. 1 overpass following completion of the eastbound reconstruction in late 2019. 

The contractor has completed the removal of the ramps on the westbound side of Street Road (Route 132) and will complete the final drainage improvements, grading, and soil stabilization this spring. Permanent access to northbound U.S. 1 from westbound Street Road (Route 132) will be from the new ramps on the eastbound side. 

Construction of new Turnpike ramps on the northbound side of U.S. 1 also continues this spring.

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 will continue to be maintained during construction.

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. Motorist 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.

Construction Update: Winter 2019/2020

U.S. 1 Northbound Reconstruction Finishes, Work Shifts to Middle

Notice: PennDOT has suspended construction on all of its projects due to the COVID19 virus outbreak. Construction schedules will be updated following the resumption of work.

Winter 2019/2020 – The rebuilt and widened northbound side of U.S. 1 in Bensalem Township began carrying traffic following completion of paving and the construction of the northbound side of two new bridges earlier this winter.

A traffic shift placed northbound traffic on the rebuilt and widened lanes between Old Lincoln Highway and Rockhill Drive, freeing the middle of U.S. 1 for the start of reconstruction of the northbound and southbound inside lanes and median, Stage 3 of the overall project.

Early construction in the middle of U.S. 1 will remove the existing pavement and median, begin installation of stormwater drainage pipes and inlets, and start demolition of the middle portions of the U.S. 1 bridges over the Turnpike, the Turnpike ramps, and Street Road (Route 132).

Stage 3 work also includes construction of the new ramps from eastbound Street Road (Route 132) to southbound U.S. 1 and realignment of the slip ramp from Horizon Boulevard to the Turnpike’s Bensalem Toll Plaza on the southbound side of U.S. 1.

On Street Road (Route 132), reconstruction of the westbound lanes is underway between Kingston Way and the U.S. 1 overpass following completion of the eastbound reconstruction in late 2019.

Removal of the existing ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 on the westbound side of Street Road (Route 132) also is underway. The new ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) on the eastbound side were open to traffic last fall.

The new northbound U.S. 1 ramps to and from the Turnpike, partially opened in early fall, along with the new bridge over the Turnpike ramps, were completed prior to the shift to Stage 3 construction in the middle of U.S. 1.

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 will continue to be maintained during construction.

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.

Construction Update: Fall 2019

U.S. 1 Northbound Reconstruction Heading for Completion by Early 2020

Fall 2019 — Construction to rebuild and widen the northbound side of U.S. 1 in Bensalem Township is heading for completion late this year or early 2020 as work crews this fall complete paving on the widened northbound side of U.S. 1 and finish construction of the northbound side of two new bridges.

By late November, northbound U.S. 1 paving will finish between Old Lincoln Highway and Street Road (Route 132). Traffic will then be shifted onto the new pavement between Old Lincoln Highway and the new ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132).

The new ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 and Street Road (Route 132) will be paved this fall and are expected to be opened to traffic at that time as well. The ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 on the opposite side of Street Road (Route 132) will then be closed permanently. Widening on the eastbound side of Street Road (Route 132) between U.S. 1 and Kingston Way also will finish prior to the opening of the new ramps.

Northbound widening will then continue north of Street Road (Route 132) — including construction of the northbound side (approximately one-third of the new bridges) of the U.S. 1 bridges over Street Road (Route 132) and the new northbound ramps to the Turnpike — through the end of the year or into early 2020. Construction of the northbound side of the new bridge over the Turnpike’s mainline finished in early fall.

The new northbound U.S. 1 ramps to and from the Turnpike were partially opened in early fall as construction of the U.S. 1 bridge over the Turnpike ramps is completed in phases along with construction of the remainder of the new ramps.

Once the remainder of northbound widening is completed, the remainder of northbound traffic will then shift onto the new pavement, and Stage 3 median reconstruction — including the middle section of the three bridges — will get underway and continue through most of 2020.

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 will continue to be maintained during construction. Properties along the northbound side are accessible via a right turn lane that was established on the northbound side of the work zone or from Street Road (Route 132). Properties along the southbound side of U.S. 1 remain accessible via U.S. 1, Street Road (Route 132), or the southbound ramp to Street Road (Route 132).

Current construction of 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.

Allan Myers Construction, of Worcester, PA, is the general contractor on RC1.

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Construction Update: Summer 2019

U.S. 1 Reconstruction Focused on Bridges, Street Road and Turnpike Ramps

Turnpike bridge center pier construction

Construction to rebuild and widen the northbound side of U.S. 1 in Bensalem Township continues this summer with the focus on replacing the northbound side of bridges over Street Road (Route 132), the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Turnpike ramps, and reconstructing the south side of the Street Road Interchange and new ramps to the Turnpike.

Crews will finish the abutments (side support walls) and center piers for the Turnpike overpass in July, followed by the placement of deck beams and deck construction to get underway and continue into the fall.

Excavation for the Street Road Interchange

Construction of the U.S. 1 bridge over the Turnpike ramps will require a slight shift of traffic away from the north abutment later this summer so that support sheeting can be installed for the safe demolition of the abutment and construction of a new abutment. New ramps from U.S. 1 to the Turnpike interchange will be constructed in phases and coordinated with construction of the new overpass.

At the Street Road Interchange, all ramp traffic has been moved to the north side of the interchange, allowing installation of the stormwater drainage pipes and inlets and excavation for new ramps to get underway.

Traffic normally using the now-closed ramps on the south side of the interchange is being directed to the existing ramps to and from U.S. 1 on the westbound side of Street Road. A temporary, signalized intersection has been installed at the base of those ramps to facilitate access to and from eastbound State Road.

Abutment construction also is underway on the northbound side of the new U.S. 1 bridge over Street Road. Beam placement and deck construction is expected to begin later this summer at the completion of the abutments.

Northbound U.S. 1 excavation

Widening on the eastbound side of Street Road also is underway between U.S. 1 and Kingston Way to the east.

Reconstruction on the northbound side of U.S. 1 is ongoing, with activity focused at the northern end of the project where embankments are being graded. Work will pick up this summer at the southern end with installation of drainage inlets and curbing. Work on the northbound side will continue through early 2020, and then shift to the middle of U.S. 1 before moving to the southbound side and ramps.

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 is being maintained during construction. Properties along the northbound side are accessible via a right turn lane that was established on the northbound side of the work zone, or from Street Road. Properties along the southbound side of U.S. 1 remain accessible via U.S. 1, Street Road, or the southbound ramp to Street Road.

Excavation for Street Road Interchange improvements

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.  In addition, 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.

CLICK HERE to read the Spring 2018 Construction Update.

Construction Update: Spring 2019

Northbound U.S.1 Reconstruction, Widening Underway on U.S.1, Street Road Ramps

Spring 2019 – With a new traffic pattern in place on U.S. 1 that shifts vehicles to the west, construction is underway this spring to reconstruct and widen the northbound side of the highway between Old Lincoln Highway and the Neshaminy exit.

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 is being maintained during construction. Properties along the northbound side are accessible via a right turn lane that was established on the northbound side of the work zone, or from Street Road (Route 132). Properties along the southbound side of U.S. 1 remain accessible via U.S. 1, Street Road, or the southbound ramp to Street Road.)

The original northbound U.S. 1 pavement has been removed and the northbound U.S. 1 ramps to and from eastbound Street Road (Route 132) are closed for reconstruction of the interchange. The westbound side of the interchange remains open so that motorists will continue to have access between Street Road (Route 132) and northbound U.S. 1 while the ramps are rebuilt.

Traffic normally using the now-closed ramps is being directed to the existing ramps to and from U.S. 1 on the westbound side of Street Road. A temporary, signalized intersection has been installed at the base of those ramps to facilitate access to and from eastbound Street Road.

The U.S. 1 ramps on the westbound side of Street Road remain open while new ramps are built on that side of the interchange as well.

Excavation underway at the interchange is being coordinated with construction of the project’s storm water drainage system of basins, pipes and inlets along Street Road (Route 132).

Also this spring, the northbound side of existing bridges over the PA Turnpike and the Turnpike ramps are being dismantled. Later this spring the northbound side of the bridge over Street Road (Route 132) will be dismantled as well.

Crews over the coming months will then build the new, wider northbound sides of the spans, starting with new abutment walls and progressing to placement of deck beams and construction of the bridges’ concrete decks.

Reconstruction on the northbound side is expected to continue through early 2020. Work will then shift to the middle of U.S. 1 before moving to the southbound side and ramps.

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.  In addition, 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.

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Construction Update: Winter 2018/2019

Major Construction Starts on U.S. 1, Street Road Ramps

Crews completed shoulder paving, median removal and other preparations for a traffic shift in early February that signals the start of three years of construction to replace three bridges, and widen and improve a mile-long section of U.S. 1 and the ramps to and from Route 132 (Street Road) in Bensalem Township, Bucks County.

Bulldozer grading new Red Roof Inn driveway
A bulldozer grades a new driveway for the Red Roof Inn off U.S. 1 in Trevose.

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.  In addition, 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.

With two through lanes of northbound and two through lanes of southbound vehicles shifted to the southbound (west) side of U.S. 1 from north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange to the intersection with Old Lincoln Highway, work gets underway on the northbound side.  Under this stage, workers will reconstruct and widen the existing northbound pavement and build the northbound side of three bridges: over Street Road, the Turnpike, and the Turnpike interchange ramps.

Cleared vegetation at Street Road & U.S. 1 interchange
Crews cleared vegetation at the Street Road and U.S. 1 interchange.

During northbound reconstruction this winter, crews will remove the existing northbound pavement, begin excavation for the project’s stormwater drainage system, install and relocate utility lines, and demolish the east side of the three bridges.

Access to and from properties located on both sides of U.S. 1 will be maintained at all times during construction. Properties along the northbound side will be accessible via a right turn lane that will be established on the northbound side of the work zone or from Street Road. Properties along the southbound side of U.S. 1 will remain accessible via U.S. 1 or Street Road or the southbound ramp to Street Road.

Ramp Construction

Closure of the northbound side of U.S. 1 also will close the existing ramp from northbound U.S. 1 to eastbound Street Road, and the ramp from eastbound Street Road to northbound U.S. 1. The ramps will then be removed and reconstructed in coordination with the work to rebuild the northbound side of U.S. 1.

Widening the Street Rd. ramps for U.S. 1 South.
Workers finish paving to widen the Street Road ramps to and from U.S. 1 South.

Traffic normally using these ramps will be directed to the existing ramps to and from U.S. 1 on the westbound side of Street Road. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at those ramps to facilitate access to and from eastbound Street Road.

The U.S. 1 ramps on the westbound side of Street Road will remain open as new ramps are built on that side.

Construction also will get underway this winter on replacement ramps to and from northbound U.S. 1 at the Turnpike interchange. These existing ramps also will remain open during Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, PA is the general contractor.

Reconstruction on the northbound side is expected to continue through early 2020, when operations will then shift to the middle of U.S. 1 before moving to the southbound side and ramps.

Alan Myers Construction, of Worcester, PA, is the general contractor on RC1.

CLICK HERE to read the Fall 2018 Construction Update.