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U.S. 1 to Close Overnights Next Week for Overhead Bridge Rehabilitation in Bucks County

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April 5, 2017

U.S. 1 to Close Overnights Next Week for Overhead Bridge Rehabilitation in Bucks County

King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that northbound and southbound U.S. 1 is scheduled to close at the Oxford Valley Road Interchange in Falls and Lower Makefield townships, Bucks County, from Sunday, April 9, through Friday, April 14, from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, for the rehabilitation of the structurally deficient Oxford Valley Road overpass. During construction, U.S. 1 motorists will exit at Oxford Valley Road and then re-enter the highway at the entrance ramps at the interchange.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction area because slowdowns may occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.

Crews began construction on November 14, 2016, to rehabilitate the Oxford Valley Road bridge over U.S. 1. The bridge remains open to traffic while the contractor repairs structural damage sustained when the bridge was struck by an oversized truck on June 29, 2015. Crews will replace two steel beams and repair three steel beams. Construction on the bridge is scheduled to finish in June 2017.

The three-span, steel-I beam bridge was built in 1972. It is 167 feet long and 90 feet wide. The structure carries 31,000 vehicles a day.

The work is part of PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to replace six structurally deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties, and rehabilitate four structurally deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow Local PennDOT Information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

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