Lower Merion Township received word today that its request for a waiver from a federal street sign mandate has been granted. The historic street signs can stay.
Sen. Pat Toomey wrote to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood last month to ask for a historical exemption from the standards that require retroreflectivity and visibility on street signs.
Toomey said the township’s cast aluminum signs are part of its history, and said the old signs had never caused an accident before.
The Main Line Times reports an official letter waiving the mandate is expected later today.