LIMERICK PA – Strolling along a portion of Lewis Road could become easier if Limerick Township wins federal grant money to pay for installing a sidewalk there.
Township supervisors Tuesday (March 18, 2014) approved Limerick’s application for a federal Transportation Alternatives Program grant to help pay for the walkway’s proposed $500,000 cost, according to The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper. The job was initially estimated at $300,000, but meeting federal regulations for curbs and storm water management boosted its price, Mercury reporter Frank Otto wrote.
If installed, the sidewalk would run on the east side of Lewis, roughly from South Limerick Road to West Ridge Pike. That stretch has been one of increasing commercial and residential development in recent years.
The township reportedly would be required to pay about 20 percent of the cost, and anticipates asking the state for financial help to meet that obligation. Even if it wins the grant, Limerick could decline to proceed with the project if additional financing doesn’t arrive, Otto wrote.
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