King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that southbound U.S. 1 is scheduled to close at the Oxford Valley Road Interchange in Falls, Lower Makefield and Middletown townships, Bucks County, on Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 9, from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, for bridge beam repair on the structure carrying Oxford Valley Road over U.S. 1. The bridge was damaged after it was struck by an oversized vehicle late last year.
During construction, southbound U.S. 1 motorists will be directed to 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 this area because slowdowns will occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.
The Oxford Valley Road bridge over U.S. 1 is 167 feet long and 90 feet wide and carries about 31,000 vehicles a day. The three-span, steel-I beam bridge was built in 1972 and rehabilitated in August 2017 as part of a $11,766,000 project to rehabilitate four structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this bridge repair project.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov
A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com
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