Back-Ordered Lights Delay Limerick PECO Trail Completion

The PECO utility corridor trail entrance (at top) on the east side of North Lewis Road, as seen last October

LIMERICK PA – Supply chain issues continue to affect the availability of goods in retail stores. They play a role in the rising price of fuel for cars and home uses. Now, Limerick Township Manager Daniel Kerr told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday (April 19, 2022), they’re affecting walking trail users as well.

During his manager’s report, Kerr offered an update on the status of a portion of the PECO utility corridor trail at its intersection with Lewis Road, and noted that contractor employees were on site having returned from a “winter hiatus.” They’re completing “punch-list items,” he said, that include addressing some drainage problems and finishing trail connections.

One task workers won’t be able to tackle, Kerr said, at least for some time, is final installation of flashing crosswalk lights and pavement markings. They are intended to ensure pedestrian safety as trail users attempt to cross the nearly always busy highway to the trail segment on its opposite side.

Components for the lights are supply victims too. Kerr said they are back-ordered and expected to remain unavailable for about three months.

The installation and pavement markings are the “last elements” of the project, Kerr advised. He told the board the necessary parts should arrive in June or July, and that’s when the work will be done.

October 2021 photo from Google Street View