Several projects throughout Lower Bucks County this week will require lane closures and flagging operations so workers can reconstruct and improve several sections of road. Most work focuses on U.S. 1, Street Road, and the I-95/I-295 highways.

The I-95 and I-295 projects should be completed this year. PennDOT aims to repair and repave, install new guard rails, and make other quality of life improvements to make the road safer and easier to navigate.

All motorists traveling through these areas during the designated hours should expect delays and plan accordingly. All work is weather dependent, though the clear forecasts indicate most of this work should proceed unaffected.

A visual of the intersection between U.S. 1 and Street Road. Click for a clearer picture. Image via Google Maps.

Bensalem:

Right lane closures Monday through Friday this week from 8:00 p.m. through 6 a.m. for paving operations as part of a project to widen and repave the area. The construction on the 1.3-mile stretch focuses on the U.S. 1 and Route 132 interchange.

  • Northbound and southbound U.S. 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and Rockhill Drive;
  • Westbound Route 132 (Street Road) between Kingston Way and Old Lincoln Highway.

Middletown:

Flagging operations are scheduled weekdays between Monday, Dec.3, and Friday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. through 3 p.m. to patch up and resurface the road. They will cover 3 miles of Lincoln High starting with the intersection at Nehaminy Street near the Penndel Bowling Center through to South East Bucks Road near Oxford Valley Mall.

I-95/I-295:

Double lane closures will make life difficult for motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 95 and eastbound on Interstate 295 this week from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m. each day. Workers will be installing a subbase as part of a project to resurface the 13 mile stretch going through Bensalem, Bristol, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships.

During the same hours, single lane and shoulder closures will affect northbound and southbound I-95 between the Academy Road and Pennsylvania Turnpike interchanges. These closures are specifically for the installation of a new guide rail.