Sector D

Sector D

Interstate 95 from Woodhaven Road to the New Jersey state line

Project Overview

The project involves the addition of a slip ramp from U.S. Route 13 (Bristol Pike) onto a full-length I-95 southbound on-ramp as well as improvements to the ramps from Bristol Pike onto Street Road, in Bensalem Township, Bucks County. The new slip ramp will line up with the eastbound ramp from Street Road to Bristol Pike, which will allow eastbound Street Road traffic to enter I-95 south here instead of at the current signalized intersection on Street Road.

The project limits extend along Street Road from the intersection with the southbound ramps to and from I-95 south to 1,200’ west.

The project limits extend along Bristol Pike 1,200’ south from where it crosses under Street Road to 750’ north of this underpass.

The improvements to the interchange involve the aforementioned slip ramp which will include a widening of northbound Bristol Pike to accommodate traffic making a right turn onto this ramp. The ramp onto southbound I-95 will be extended 1,150’ to make it a full-length ramp as well as include a 700’ taper. This ramp will likely require a retaining wall to limit property impacts.

Bristol Pike traffic destined for eastbound Street Road will be directed to a traffic signal approximately 560’ west of the intersection with the on/off ramps to and from I-95 south. Bristol Pike traffic will use a new ramp onto westbound Street Road that will allow for safer merging. New signals will be proposed to accommodate the new traffic moves along with new signs. Additionally. new drainage structures such as inlets, manholes, and pipes will be installed where necessary.




Project Information

County: Bucks
Roadways: Route 132 (Street Road), Route 13 (Bristol Pike), Interstate 95
Project Type: Interchange Improvement

Project Contact

Project Manager: Judith Arena
Phone: 610-205-6524
Email: jarena@pa.gov

Project Purpose and Need

Project Purpose:

The purpose of the project is to provide roadway modifications and additions to relieve traffic congestion at the I-95/Route 13/Route 132 interchange area, which should improve the safety and operational efficiency of the interchange.   

Project Needs:

The following needs have been identified for the project:

  • The I-95/Street Road interchange has severe capacity and operational problems that create extensive AM and PM peak-hour traffic backups causing gridlock on Route 132 (Street Road) and Route 13 (Bristol Pike), as well as on the ramps to and from I-95.
  • Traffic volumes on eastbound Street Road at the I-95 interchange create an extensive queue and would be aided by diverting traffic from the intersection of the I-95 Ramps/Street Road by allowing direct access to I-95 southbound.
  • The ramp from Bristol Pike onto westbound Street Road does not have a proper acceleration lane onto a high-speed road, creating a hazardous merging area.
  • The loop ramp from Bristol Pike onto eastbound Street Road backs up due to the traffic signal for the intersection of the I-95 ramps/Street Road and makes it a difficult and dangerous merging area for the traffic that is looking to go north onto I-95.
  • The ramp from the interchange onto southbound I-95 does not have a long enough acceleration lane onto a high-speed roadway creating a dangerous condition.

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