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

Emiliano Sala funeral: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock attends service for former striker in Argentina

first_imgCardiff City manager Neil Warnock and the club’s chief executive Ken Choo joined mourners at the funeral of Emiliano Sala in Argentina on Saturday.Sala’s body was repatriated on Friday before being returned to his hometown of Progreso, about 350 miles from Buenos Aires, for a public vigil which Sala’s family members attended.The 28-year-old striker died when a plane he was on crashed into the English channel on January 21st after he travelled back to Cardiff from Nantes, two days after completing his club-record move to the Bluebirds from the Ligue 1 side.Warnock said: “He was my player, he signed for me. I think he was going to be very instrumental in what we were looking to do.“I feel that it’s the only good thing you can do. I think family, they put it in perspective. I think family is so important.“I think everything here today has shown how important it is. Mercedes, the mother, and Romina (Emiliano’s sister) and the Dad (Horacio), they have all been so emotionally involved with the whole village, not just the family.”Choo added: “We feel very sad and the whole club feels very sad. Today I think it’s good for the family to have some closure.”Sala’s body was pulled from the wreckage of the plane on February 7th but British pilot, David Ibbotson has not been found. –Source: talkSPORTlast_img read more