Two Signal Systems To Be Constructed

Posted: March 20, 1988

East Goshen will have two new traffic-signal systems, and a third might be installed if the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's traffic counts indicate sufficient need.

At a supervisors meeting Tuesday, Chairman Anthony G. Iacovelli opened sealed bids for construction of a traffic light at Reservoir Road and Paoli Pike. He said a contract would be awarded to the lowest bidder, Lenni Electric Corp. of Lenni, Del., pending a review by township manager Louis F. Smith.

Lenni's bid totaled $41,500. The other bids were Telco Inc. of Reading, $42,725, and Jae Electric Service of Aston, $46,995.

There is $41,000 in an escrow account for the construction costs from Hough/Loew Associates of Exton, the developer of Goshen Corporate Park on Paoli Pike across from Reservoir Road. In addition, the township received $22,750 from QVC Corp., which in the corporate park, to help pay for the traffic light and the widening of Paoli Pike.

Once the contract is awarded, the singal system must be constructed within 130 days.

The second traffic light will be on Paoli Pike and Boot Road at the Genuardi's Food Store entrance. Hough/Loew Associates, the developer of the Goshen Valley Shopping Center, where Genuardi's opened on March 8, will be responsible for paying for and installing the signal. Jack Loew of Hough/Loew said that the company was accepting bids for the work and that construction should take two to eight weeks.

The third signal would be on West Chester Pike at Chester Hollow Road. Iacovelli said that PennDOT had turned down a previous request for a signal there, but that the addition of the White Chimneys and Steeplechase developments should have a large impact on traffic counts.

In other action, the supervisors voted, 4-1, with Barbara Corba dissenting, to permit developer Bernard Hankin of Exton to construct an emergency access road, 10 feet wide and 250 feet long, in the 6.25-acre McDaniel tract onto Manley Road.

Hankin plans to begin construction in the summer on a 240-unit apartment complex, most of which will be in Westtown. East Goshen's 60 units will be served by the access road for emergency purposes only. The main entrance will be on Route 352 in Westtown.

In other business, Corba said voters from Precinct 3 who traditionally voted at the Grange on Route 352 would vote in the East Goshen Elementary School library on April 26.

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