Towa­mencin con­sid­ers turn­pike wel­come sign

North Penn Life - - Opinion - By Bradley Sch­legel bschlegel@jour­nal­reg­is­ter. com

7RZDPHnFLn RI­fiFLDOV are con­sid­er­ing in­stalling a wel­come sign near the Lans­dale In­ter­change of the Penn­syl­va­nia Turn­pike.

The board of su­per­vi­sors dis­cussed the idea at an Oct. NM pub­lic meet­ing.

The project is still in the plan­ning phas­esI ac­cord­ing to Town­ship jan­ager oob cord. ee wrote in an email ear­lier this month that mu­nic­i­pal RI­fiFLDOV KDvH yHW WR GHsign a sign.

Ac­cord­ing to cordI the Penn­syl­va­nia Turn­pike Com­mis­sion is agree­able to al­low­ing town­ship of­fiFLDOV WR SODFH D ZHOFRPH RU LGHnWL­fiFDWLRn VLgn Rn turn­pike prop­erty at the exit.

ee wrote in the same email that the com­mis­sion sent the town­ship a copy of a sim­i­lar agree­ment that it has with an­other mu­nic­i­pal­ity as a sam­ple.

The is­sue “won’t be fully ad­dressed” un­til the com­mis­sion’s ko­rth­east bx­ten­sion widen­ing project moves closer to the town­ship and the in­ter­changeI cord wrote.

The ex­pan­sion of a sixmile seg­ment of the toll road — from the jidCounty bx­change to Berks ooad — is expected to con­clude in the fall of OMN4I ac­cord­ing to jimi aoyleI a pub­lic in­for­ma­tion man­ager with the Penn­syl­va­nia Turn­pike Com­mis­sion.

She said sim­i­lar work to the north­ern seg­mentI from Berks ooad to be­yond the Lans­dale In­ter­changeI is sched­uled to be­gin in the spring of 2014 DnG finLVK Ln WKH IDOO of OMNS.

Last mon­thI the su­per­vi­sors dis­cussed a pro­posed lease agree­ment with the com­mis­sion.

At that meet­ingI cord said the sign could be lo­cated near the en­trance to the in­ter­change ramp and that the town­ship would be re­quired to pay the turn­pike com­mis­sion a yearly lease of AN.

The man­ager also said that the town­ship would be re­spon­si­ble for the pur­chase and up­keep of the sign.

au­r­ing the Oct. NM pub­lic meet­ingI Su­per­vi­sor Bob oau asked staff mem­bers to in­ves­ti­gate the ac­cess re­quire­ments nec­es­sary for sign up­keep.

In Au­gustI the com­mis­sion re­jected a re­quest by the town­ship su­per­vi­sors to change the name of the In­ter­change from Lans­dale to Kulpsville.

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