Township manager Ronald J. Wagenmann told Wall that the township had asked the state Department of Transportation for permission to install traffic signals at three locations on South Gulph Road - at Gypsy, Swedeland and Arden Roads.
PennDOT has approved the installation of a traffic signal at Swedeland and South Gulph, Wagenmann said, but the township has not received a reply on its request to put a traffic signal at the corner of Gypsy and South Gulph.
PennDOT has denied a request for a traffic signal at Arden and South Gulph Roads, adjacent to the Gulph Mills interchange of the Schuylkill Expressway, Wagenmann said. The township has appealed that decision.
"Hopefully, we would be able to computerize all the lights so they would be synchronized all the way up to Crooked Lane," Wagenmann said.
In other business, Joseph Lazur, a resident of Beidler Knoll, a townhouse development off Beidler Road, asked the supervisors when the developer would be required to put in the sidewalks that had been included in the final development plan.
The township has been in a quandary over what to require of the developer
because pouring the sidewalks would require the removal of several trees, said township engineer Benjamin Hatch.
"The developer is asking that he be permitted to deviate somewhat from the sidewalks shown on the original plan . . . and we are waiting for him to give us a drawing showing the location of the various trees to see if the sidewalks can be adjusted," Hatch said.
Lazur asked the supervisors to expedite their decision so that the sidewalks could be poured before the advent of cold weather.