BLOG: PennDOT, Turnpike 70 mph Zones Expand with Eye on Safety

first_img May 04, 2016 The Turnpike speed limit has been 70 mph on a 97-mile stretch in south-central Pennsylvania between the Blue Mountain and Morgantown interchanges since the summer of 2014. All remaining sections of the PA Turnpike system that are now posted at 65 mph — including Turnpike extensions in southwestern PA — will be signed for 70 mph this week. Areas of the PA Turnpike now posted at 55 mph will remain at 55 mph.Combined with the 201 combined miles of Turnpike and PennDOT roadways already at 70 mph since July 2014, this move makes 997 total 70 mph miles of roadway in the state.That being said, with the summer travel season fast approaching, let’s all drive safely on every Pennsylvania roadway. By: Leslie S. Richards, Secretary of Transportation Infrastructure,  The Blog,  Transportation We made a major announcement this week, alongside the Turnpike Commission: 70 mph speed limits have been added to 396 additional miles of the Turnpike and 400 additional miles of certain PennDOT highways.Taking this step followed thorough analysis on geometry, engineering, crash data, regional factors and preliminary results from pilot locations. And moving forward we’ll continue monitoring our original pilot locations along with these new 70 mph sections, keeping safety top of mind.Drivers should also know that this boost for traffic flow wasn’t just made possible by Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan. Each road seeing the 70 mph speed was designed to handle that speed or higher.As with any type of weather and with any roadway speed, I urge all motorists to treat posted speed limits as speed maximums, not minimums – that’s the case whether the limit is 35 mph or 70 mph.This applies especially in work zones where men and women may be working just inches away from traffic. Obey the speed limits posted for these work zones – these people all deserve to get home safely.Here are the PennDOT roadways being posted with the new limit over the next few days (including current pilot areas):I-79 from I-90 in Erie County south to a point just north of the PA 228 interchange in Butler County (97 miles)I-79 from I-70 in Washington County south to the West Virginia border (33 miles)I-80 from the Ohio State border east to a point near mile marker 190 in Clinton County (190 miles)I-80 from a point near mile marker 195 in Union County to a point near mile marker 247 in Columbia County (52 miles)US 15 from the interchange with PA 14 in Lycoming County north to the New York State border (49 miles)I-99 from Exit No. 68 in Centre County south to a point near mile marker 34 in Blair County (34 miles)I-99 from Exit No. 28 in Blair County south to mile marker 0 (PA Turnpike) in Bedford County (28 miles)I-380 from I-84 in Lackawanna County south to Exit No. 3 in Monroe County (21 miles) BLOG: PennDOT, Turnpike 70 mph Zones Expand with Eye on Safety Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

How to sell a tenanted property

first_imgREIQ regional director Damien Keyes. Picture: Evan MorganFROM time to time an investor may choose to sell their property while it is tenanted. This raises many questions about how the process can take place when the property is not vacant or easily accessible for open homes, agent appraisals, valuations, renovations, and so on. How do agents get access to a property that is someone else’s home? How do tradies carry out work while the property is being lived in? What rights do the tenants and owners have about granting or withholding access to the property?As agents we strive to respect everyone’s rights. After all, if the property is sold to an investor, in most instances a new landlord would welcome an existing tenancy carrying on rather than going to the expense of finding a new tenant. Good relations are important to almost every agent I know, whether they are dealing with a tenant (who may one day become a buyer then a seller!) or a buyer or seller. The legislation that governs this area of residential property is the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 and in most instances it is clear.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020We are required by the legislation to give a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to a tenant that we are coming to do an appraisal or a valuation.Hosting an open home when the property is tenanted requires arranging suitable times with the tenants. The legislation requires we seek written permission from the tenant. The rights between tenants and landlords are carefully weighted under the current legislation and while it’s a popular opinion that tenants have few rights, in reality that’s not the case. For example, landlords cannot arrange entry on a Sunday or a public holiday. They cannot arrange entry before 8am or after 6pm, unless the tenant agrees to it. Under the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act (2008) if a landlord wants to terminate a fixed tenancy agreement, the landlord must inform the tenants 60 days before the lease termination date that the lease will not be renewed.If you are an investor and you’re thinking about selling your tenanted property it’s important to start planning early and to appoint an agent who has experience in this area. Often, the job will be made much easier if you wait until the tenancy has expired. Selling a vacant property is much more simple.last_img read more

Mary Rahal’s game-winner gives No. 6 Syracuse 17-16 overtime victory over Harvard

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Behind Mary Rahal’s overtime game-winner, No. 6 Syracuse (8-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) beat Harvard (4-2, 1-0 Ivy), 17-16, on neutral ground in Winter Park, Florida on Saturday night.Syracuse entered the second half leading 10-6, but the Crimson posted 10 points in the second half to SU’s 6, tying the game 16-16 and forcing the game into overtime. The Orange won after Rahal scored off an assist by goalie Asa Goldstock 40 seconds into overtime. This was the eighth match-up between the Orange and the Crimson. SU leads the series 8-0.The first half started close, with Natalie Wallon opening the game with the first goal. The Crimson quickly answered. Goals by Neena Merola and Riley Donahue followed.Wallon, Rahal, Alie Jimerson and Nicole Levy each had three goals. Donahue, Merola, Kelzi Van Atta, Cara Quimby and Emily Hawryschuk each had a goal as well.In the second half, Harvard outscored SU, 10-6. A 7-1 run through most of the second half tied the game at 15 all. Levy scored with 41 seconds left on the clock, putting SU ahead, 16-15. In the last couple of seconds of the game, Harvard won the draw and, with nine seconds on the clock, the Crimson’s Nicole Baiocco scored.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith only seconds left, Wallon won the draw. Levy shot the ball at the goal but it flew wide left and sent the game into overtime. Rahal scored and SU won.Goldstock’s 16 saves was a career high for the freshman goalie. Her assist in the final goal of the game was her first offensive point this season. SU won 18 draw controls, eight of which were by draw control specialist Morgan Widner.Syracuse’s next game is on Sunday, March 26 against Notre Dame in the Carrier Dome. Comments Published on March 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edulast_img read more