first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 15, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces Over $1.1 Million in Funding to Support Modifications to Greensburg Bypass in Westmoreland Countycenter_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $1.14 million in funding to support modification work along the Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass (PA Turnpike 66 in Westmoreland County) to accommodate super loads while minimizing closures and disruptions on the Pennsylvania Turnpike extension.“Businesses should be confident that state government is a strategic partner in growth and will not stand in the way, but instead will break down barriers that impede growth and development,” Governor Wolf said. “By making commonsense modifications to the Hutchinson Bypass, we are not only creating a more efficient way to do business but also creating and retaining jobs by ensuring that companies can easily reach customers.”Elliott Group has received approval for $1,140,000 in Transportation Infrastructure Investment Funds (TIIF) to respond to a feasibility study completed by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission that identified the most cost effective alternatives to accommodating super loads coming from Elliott’s facility in Jeanette. The study recommended $410,000 in improvements at the Turnpike 66 South Mainline Toll Plaza and $730,000 in improvements at the Route 130 northbound off ramp (Exit 8) on Turnpike 66, which is commonly referred to as the Greensburg Bypass.“Instead of closing down roads to accommodate super loads, this project aims to offer a solution that is both beneficial to businesses and commuters,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “We need to continue to think creatively in the commonwealth and are very thankful for the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s willingness to work with DCED on such an important project.”Specific project activities will include the modification of the Mainline Toll Plaza by removing a portion of the overhead canopy and other structural modifications along with minor roadway reconstruction and widening to accommodate super load traffic exclusively. In addition, the construction of an adjacent bypass lane capable of accommodating super loads will take place at the Route 130 northbound off ramp, Exit 8 on Turnpike 66.“This is an excellent example of how government and industry can work together to enhance our infrastructure for the benefit of business, employees, customers, and local communities,” said Yasuyuki Uruma, Elliot Group, CEO. “We deeply appreciate the commonwealth’s willingness to listen to our concerns. At Elliott Group we are proud of our heritage of one hundred plus years of consistent and successful manufacturing in the state of Pennsylvania.”PA Turnpike Chairman Sean Logan said the DCED grant will help improve the ride for all customers on the Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass.“We absolutely see this partnership as benefitting not only our commercial truckers, but also the non-commercial motorists who travel this stretch of the Greensburg Bypass, many on a daily basis,” Chairman Logan said. “Trucks carrying over-dimensional loads will be able to more easily navigate the toll plaza areas, while commuters will see fewer disruptions from the big rigs making their delicate maneuvers now needed.”The TIIF program is administered in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Department of Community and Economic Development.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

first_img Published on June 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+ UPDATED: Thursday, June 7, 2012, 18:41 The Carrier Dome will undergo visual enhancements this summer, as a 360-degree ribbon display and multiple LED video boards will be installed in the 33-year-old venue. ‘This is something we have been working to acquire for some time,’ Syracuse University Athletic Director Daryl Gross said in an SU Athletics news release. ‘The new video and ribbon boards will add to the fan experience in the most spectacular way, enhancing live game viewing significantly beyond a family room experience.’ Preparations for installation began in May. The updates, which will be operational by August, include several high-definition LED video boards and a 360-ribbon display on the upper fascia of the facility, according to the release. SU Assistant Director of Athletic Communications Sue Edson declined to release financial information on the renovations. Video displays, 21-feet high by 40-feet wide, will be placed above each end zone. Flanking each large board will be two smaller, 12 feet by 10 feet, displays. All Daktronics boards have 20 millimeter pixel spacing and are able to show multiple images in separate windows, allowing them to be used for live action, replays, statistics, graphics and animations, according to the release.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text The Dome’s trivision displays, which are located on the sides of the video displays, will be replaced by Daktronics with new 20 millimeter displays measuring more than 9 feet high by 10 feet wide. ‘Both the video displays and the 360 ribbon display uses a type of light-emitting diode called a 3-in-1 surface-mount device,’ Daktronics product marketing manager Marty Brown said in an email to The Daily Orange. ‘It puts the red, green and blue light-producing elements into a single small package about the size of a pencil eraser. ‘This type of LED provides better viewing angles and improved color blending – and it’s only in the last 24 months that surface-mount technology has become viable for displays with greater than 15 mm spacing. Syracuse University has the latest technology out there right now.’ Six smaller boards will be added to the concourse entryways and at the player entrances. A portable truck display will be installed behind sections 123-124 for basketball games as well. In addition, Syracuse will be upgrading its visuals in its other sporting venues. SU Soccer Stadium will receive a new scoreboard and message display. The Women’s Building, home to the volleyball team, will get a new message display, scoreboard and statistical display. J.S. Coyne Field (field hockey), SU Softball Stadium and Tennity Ice Pavilion will also have new scoreboards installed, according to the release. Edson said all installments will be operations by the start of each respective sport’s season. Said Gross: ‘The fact that we will have new scoreboards for our Olympic sports, as well, shows our continued commitment to be the best by providing resources that can help our coaches and their programs as they continue to have national success.’ center_img Commentslast_img read more