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Wolf Administration Previews 2018 Indiana-based Region Construction Season, Highlights Projects

first_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Zelienople, PA –  Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards today highlighted transportation investments as PennDOT announced that 107 highway and bridge projects are anticipated to be bid or continue this year across the five-county, Indiana-based region during this construction season.“We are continuing our much-needed investments in roadways and bridges across the state,” said Governor Wolf. “This includes heavily traveled and rural roadways alike, all of which are critical to moving goods and people.”Complementing the significant projects in the region, Governor Wolf recently reinforced the administration’s commitment to rural roads with new plans to improve more than 1,100 rural and low-volume roadway miles and rehabilitate or replace at least 85 municipally owned bridges over five years.“We are committed to our responsibility of maintaining safe, efficient travel,” Richards said. “We and our private-sector partners are working hard to support commerce and the public’s travel.”Today’s announcement was made at the Interstate 79 Project in Butler County during a work-zone safety media event. The department anticipates investing more than $331 million this year in the PennDOT Engineering District 10 region spanning Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties. PennDOT anticipates rehabilitating, reconstructing, and resurfacing 129 miles of highways and improving 39 bridges this year in the region.“As our road system has faced a difficult winter, we look forward to the projects going to construction this year in our region,” said District 10 District Executive, Joseph P. Dubovi, III. “Our goal is to keep the roads as safe as possible for both our workers and the traveling public and we ask for patience while these important projects are underway.”Notable projects this year include:Armstrong CountyRoute 422 Wray Road cut roadway relocation project in Kittanning Township ($10.7 million);Kittanning Elementary School Intersection safety improvement project on Route 422 from Silvis Hollow Road to east of Graham Road in Kittanning Township (estimated $7.5 million to $10 million); andRoute 66 Oakland Cemetery Bridge replacement in Manor Township ($4.1 million).Butler CountyRoute 228 Cox’s Corner Roundabout project in Clinton Township (nearly $6 million);Route 422 Moraine State Park Access Project in Muddy Creek and Worth townships ($4.3 million);Concrete patching and resurfacing of over 15 miles on I-79 between Exit 88, Little Creek and Exit 105, Slippery Rock, in the townships of Lawrence, Jackson, Lancaster, Muddy Creek, and Worth (nearly $26 million); andRoute 228 Pittsburgh Street intersection improvements in Adams Township (nearly $8 million).Clarion CountyConcrete patching and resurfacing on I-80 for approximately 4 miles in Beaver Township ($19.4 million);Route 68 Dolby Street intersection project in Monroe Township (estimated $10 million to $12.5 million); andRoute 68 Reidsburg Bridge curve project in Monroe Township (estimated $2.5 million to $5 million).Indiana CountyRoute 119 Three Bridges project in Center Township ($15.2 million);Route 119 Grove Chapel climbing lane and realignment project in Rayne Township ($16 million); andRoute 422 Penn Run, North Harmony to Route 403 resurfacing project in Pine Township ($5.5 million).Jefferson CountyRoute 436 Margiotti Bridge replacement in Punxsutawney Borough ($12.6 million);Route 36 concrete repairs in Brookville Borough ($2.6 million); andRoute 119 Indiana Hill Bridge replacement project in Punxsutawney Borough (estimated $2.5 million to $5 million).As construction projects are underway in the region, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep in mind their safety and the safety of highway workers. When encountering a work zone, please drive the posted speed limit, turn on your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid all distractions. In high traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of travel to the merge point and are to take turns merging into the open lane.For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPittsburgh. www.twitter.com/511PAErie, and www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl. Wolf Administration Previews 2018 Indiana-based Region Construction Season, Highlights Projects SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img April 24, 2018last_img read more

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Santa Walk/Run 5K set for Dec. 1

first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Santa Run/Walk 5K is scheduled to be held Dec. 1.The race will begin and end at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School. Costumes are encouraged but not required for the race, which gives 100 percent of its proceeds to the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers. The first 50 registrants will receive free T-shirts, and cookies and hot cocoa will also be made available.Registration forms can be found on be found online via the Wright Center website. They can also be found at Cadillac Mountain Sports, CrossFit Acadia and the Down East Family YMCA.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textContestants may also register the day of the race. Race-day registration runs from 8-9:45 a.m. and is free to the public, though donations are accepted. The race is scheduled to begin at 10.last_img read more

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Nigeria’s World Cup 2018 Qualification under Renewed Threat

first_imgStill an attorney stood in for Pinnick. “It is strange that the NFF, an interested party, only got to hear of the court session on Friday from a third party. People should think of the country’s interest in all these,” a NFF source told THISDAY at the weekend.Before the case got to the Supreme Court, Giwa had lost at various levels from High Court to the Appeal Court. Similarly, both FIFA and the Court for Arbitration in Sport (CAS) based in Switzerland had dismissed his petitions. He was subsequently banned by FIFA from all football-related matters for a couple of years for taking football matters to civil courts.If Nigeria gets banned, Cameroon or Algeria is likely to profit from it. Eagles are currently topping the Russia 2018 group on maximum six points from two matches won against Zambia and Algeria. A win against Cameroon in Uyo and a possible draw in Yaounde will guarantee Nigeria’s qualification for the Mundial in Russia with two games to spare.In closely related scenario, Sudan’s three clubs have been thrown out of CAF competitions due to the FIFA ban slammed on the country following government intervention.Khartoum’s two most popular clubs, Al Hilal and Al Merreikh, have been thrown out of the CAF Champions League while Al Hilal Obayed, the surprise package of the CAF Confederation Cup 2017 and already in the last eight stage has also been sacked from the competition.The indefinite ban on the Sudan FA comes over alleged government interference in its affairs and after the forcible eviction of the FIFA-recognised leadership from the association’s headquarters in Khartoum. FIFA wants the SFA leadership of Mutasim Gaafar restored to office.Last month, Sudan’s Ministry of Justice had him removed, with police violently evicting members of his executive, and replaced by Abdel Rahman Elkatim.“The suspension would be lifted once the decree of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice of 2 June is declared null or void and the Board of Directors of the SFA with its President, Dr Mutasim Gaafar, is reinstated,” said a FIFA statement after the ban last week.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeThe respite enjoyed by Nigerian football following the cessation of hostilities by parties involved in the leadership tussle over the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appears over as the country’s highest court, the Supreme Court, is set to give the final judgment on the matter before it.This development has now put Super Eagles’ qualification for the FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Russia next year under threat as the world football governing body, FIFA, is likely going to come down hard on Nigeria with a ban.Eagles are scheduled to play a double header World Cup 2018 qualifier with Cameroon later this month and first week of September. Anything contrary to FIFA’s position could be disastrous for Nigeria.Last Monday, the Supreme Court asked both the NFF board led by Amaju Melvin Pinnick and claimant to the same post, Chris Giwa, to await further directives on when judgment would be delivered on the leadership tussle suit instituted by the Jos-based club owner. Monday’s decision of the Supreme Court was earlier listed for December 2017. How the matter was brought earlier baffled chiefs of the Glass House in Abuja who were not even aware that the case was coming up that day.last_img read more

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