Towamencin considers turnpike welcome sign
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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.