PennDOT Awards $94 Million Contract to Improve U.S.1 in Bucks County

November 2018 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has awarded a $93.9 million contract to Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, PA for the reconstruction and widening of a two-mile section of U.S. 1 (Lincoln Highway) from Old Lincoln Highway to just north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Bensalem Township, Bucks County.

The project, U.S. 1 Section RC1, is the first of three construction contracts that comprise PennDOT’s U.S. 1 Improvement Project to widen U.S. 1 (Lincoln Highway), replace aging bridges, and complete a number of highway safety enhancements along a four-mile segment of U.S. 1 that extends from Old Lincoln Highway in Bensalem Township to just north of the PA 413 (Pine Street) overpass in Middletown Township and Langhorne Borough.

Early-stage construction on Section RC1 began in late October, 2018, with work expected to ramp up in early 2019. Section RC1 includes:

  • Widening and reconstruction of four bridges,
  • Placement of 13 sign structures,
  • Sanitary sewer and water service line relocations,
  • Improvements to the highway’s storm water management system,
  • Installation of new traffic signals, and
  • installation of Intelligent Transportation System components.

The RC1 project will also construct sustainable enhancements adjacent to and beneath U.S. 1 (Lincoln Highway), including rain gardens and infiltration basins, construction of a sound barrier wall along a portion of southbound U.S. 1, and other miscellaneous construction.

Major modifications also will be made to the ramps to and from PA 132/Street Road and to the ramps to and from the PA Turnpike Interchanges with Route 1. Roadway and drainage improvements are also being made along Street Road for about three quarters of a mile east and west of Route 1.

Section RC1 construction is scheduled be completed in late 2022.

PennDOT to Host Open House Meeting for U.S. 1 Improvement Project in Bucks County

King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold an open house public plans display on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:00 PM at the Middletown Township Municipal Building at 3 Municipal Way in Langhorne to inform citizens about the upcoming project to reconstruct, widen and improve a 1.5-mile section of U.S. 1 (Lincoln Highway) from just south of the Rockhill Drive Interchange to just north of the Business U.S. 1 (Penndel) Interchange in Bensalem and Middletown townships, Bucks County.

The purpose of the open house is to present the public with progress plans and a status update on the project. The meeting will be conducted as an open-house plans display where citizens will have the opportunity to circulate among the subject displays to gather information and discuss the different facets of the project with PennDOT’s design team.

Under the U.S. 1 Section RC2 project, PennDOT will construct a third travel and auxiliary lane in each direction from just south of the Rockhill Drive intersection to just north of the Business U.S. 1 (Penndel) Interchange; replace three structures over U.S. 1; build a sound barrier and three retaining walls; perform various roadway and safety improvements to the Penndel and Neshaminy interchanges; upgrade the Rockhill Drive intersection to include new sidewalks; and install new sign structures, traffic signals and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment across the project corridor.

Construction on this project is expected to start in late 2021 and will be funded with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state dollars.

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