It's a year overdue, but work is finally beginning on a new bank and close to $1 million in traffic improvements at a busy Horsham intersection.
An 1,800-square-foot Beneficial Bank and $800,0000 in traffic improvements at Welsh Road and Limekiln Pike received the green light from the Horsham Township Council in June 2012, but it wasn't until recently that downed trees and construction equipment at the site showed any sign that the project was being built.
Bank officials told Patch previously that they hoped the bank would be built by the end of 2012.
In addition to intersection improvements, including a driveway for the adjacent CVS, traffic signal upgrades to LED lights, a traffic control box for emergency responders and generator capability in the event of power outages, Beneficial Bank agreed to include a “Welcome to Horsham” sign on the property. Landscaping with additional tree plantings is envisioned, along with better stormwater management controls.
Designated turn lanes are also planned for Welsh Road and Limekiln Pike, officials said.