PennDOT - District 6 News U.S. 1 North Overnight Lane Restrictions Scheduled Next Week for Safety Improvement Project in Bucks County
PennDOT - District 6 News
U.S. 1 North Overnight Lane Restrictions Scheduled Next Week for Safety Improvement Project in Bucks County
King of Prussia, PA – Northbound U.S. 1 motorists will encounter overnight lane restrictions between the U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) and Route 32 interchanges in Bucks County, on Monday, September 10, through Friday, September 14, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for placement of a permanent concrete barrier and overhead sign work as part of a project to enhance travel and safety on northbound U.S. 1 through the interchange with U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) and Route 32 in Falls, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone because slowdowns will occur during construction. The contractor's schedule is dependent on the weather.
When completed, this project will improve U.S. 1 by providing northbound motorists two through lanes while maintaining an exit to Route 32, thereby removing the “exit only” lane that currently exists for northbound drivers at this interchange. In addition, a concrete barrier is being placed between U.S. 1 north and the on-ramp from U.S. 13 to eliminate the substandard weave condition that currently exists when U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) drivers enter U.S. 1 and weave through traffic to reach the Route 32 exit ramp.
The scope of the project also included placement of a high-friction surface treatment on U.S. 1 south in the area of Route 32 as well as replacement of overhead signs throughout the project area. Construction of an additional auxiliary lane along northbound U.S. 1 at Oxford Valley Road was also completed under this project.
James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $2,327,110 project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Construction is expected to be completed this summer.
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