Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Limerick Township made the request earlier this week.
During Tuesday's Limerick Board of Supervisors meeting, township manager Dan Kerr said that he sent a letter to PennDOT requesting that they look at reducing the speed limit on Lewis Road. The speed limit is currently 45 mph on some parts of Lewis Road. Because it is a state road, the township has to go through PennDOT to make any changes like this. Keer said that PennDOT will probably do a traffic study and ask for information from the township and the police department. "They usually ask for crash reports, incident reports, and the police department will give them all the information," Kerr said. Kerr also said that while the township cannot ask for a specific speed limit in their request, he expects PennDOT would drop it to 35 mph.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office has joined the Limerick Police in the crash investigation.
Authorities have identified the victim in Monday afternoon's fatal crash on N. Lewis Road in Limerick Township as Merinda Thompson, 40. An autopsy on her body is scheduled for later Tuesday. In a statement issued to local media, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman's office said that authorities are in possession of the cell phone belonging to the 18-year-old male driver of the green Ford Focus that struck Thompson as she jogged along the roadside. The driver had previously declined to provide the phone to police or to make a statement at the crash scene. A sample of the driver's blood was also obtained for testing, the District Attorney's office said. Authorities said their preliminary investigation found that the car was …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
A two-car crash occurred around 5pm.
A crash snarled traffic in all directions around a large stretch of Lewis Road on Thursday evening. According to Limerick Township police officer Shawn Pancoast, one car, driven by a female driver, was traveling north on Lewis Road when a second car tried to turn left into the post office from the southbound lane and the cars collided. The male driver of the second car had to be extricated from the vehicle. Both cars sustained heavy front-end damage. Limerick Township police sergeant Brian Skelton said that the driver turning left is generally at fault unless speed is a factor, and speed was not a factor in this accident. It is possible either or both drivers could be cited if the investigation warrants it. Pancoast said both drivers …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The final stages of the project began the last week of October.
Limerick Township's $2.5 million Lewis Road project will wrap up within a few weeks, township manager Dan Kerr said at the Nov. 1 board meeting. Traffic patterns have been shifted to the recently-paved outside lanes of Lewis Road while the center of the road is re-graded and paved. Kerr said during the meeting that the stoplights along Lewis Road will be retimed as soon as the paving is finished. The construction has included widening the lanes and adding turn lanes in front of the Teleflex building and at Cherry Lane. Eventually East Cherry and West Cherry Lanes wll be connected at a four-way stop, when development is done on the former Linsenmaier property.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Transported from scene by medical helicopter
One man was hurt late Wednesday morning when a car driven by his friend struck his motorcycle from behind on N. Lewis Road in Limerick. The accident took place at about 11:20 a.m just west of the intersection with King and Country Club Roads. Police at the scene said the driver of the motorcycle had come to a stop in the middle of the road. The impact of the crash wedged the motorcycle, a yellow Yamaha, under the front of the car, a gold-colored early 2000s Honda Civic. The Civic's front end was suspended in the air at the crash scene. Despite the apparent severity of the crash, an eyewitness said the injured man was able to get up in the moments following the crash and move to a lawn on the south side of the road, where he lay down. He …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
$2.5M project will widen road, add turning lanes, retime lights
Limerick Township Manager Dan Kerr took some time on Wednesday to talk to Patch about roadwork on Lewis Road that will start in a few weeks and extend until the fall. “Over the past several years we’ve seen a lot of development along Lewis Road,” Kerr said. “We’ve been working with developers and collecting funds to do safety improvements from Cherry Lane down to Linfield-Trappe Road, near the Wawa.” Lewis Road actually belongs to PennDOT despite being a major corridor for the township. Faced with a lack of funding help from the agency, as well as state and federal governments, the township took the lead on collecting funds from multiple sources. “We finally accumulated enough funds to make this a township project. If we’d waited on money …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Teleflex Appoints Thomas E. Powell Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Reaffirms previously provided 2012 constant currency revenue growth and adjusted earnings per share guidance ranges
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The following comes from Business Wire: LIMERICK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) today announced the appointment of Thomas E. Powell, 50, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Powell, who has served as the CFO of two other publicly traded companies, joined Teleflex in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Global Finance. He replaces Richard (Randy) A. Meier, whose employment with the Company terminated, effective March 9, 2012. “Tom Powell joined our organization last year as part of our succession planning for key executive positions at Teleflex,” said Benson Smith, Chairman, President and CEO. “His contributions to our recent progress, combined with his background as CFO of two other publicly traded …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Projects presented include single-family development and senior housing
The Limerick Township Board of Supervisors meeting was packed with developers and local residents on Tuesday evening as plans were presented regarding two development projects in the township. The first presentation was an introduction to a potential development of single-family homes. Developer Len Blair and his attorney Bob Brandt showed the board some examples of Blair’s work in other townships and a potential design for a home in Limerick. While the plan was not up for any official motions or votes, it did create some discussion. Blair is purchasing 10 acres of land at the end of Roberta Lane, behind the William Penn Villas on Swamp Pike. Blair hopes to place 38 single-family homes on the ten acres, accompanied by park-like open space…