Matteo Guendouzi in line to make Arsenal return amid reports of Mikel Arteta bust-up

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 19 Feb 2020 2:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link777Shares Matteo Guendouzi was axed from the Arsenal squad ahead of Sunday’s win over Newcastle (Picture: Getty)Matteo Guendouzi is in line to make his Arsenal return after he was axed from the squad ahead of Sunday’s win over Newcastle.The France international was reported to have been involved in a bust-up with Mikel Arteta during the club’s warm weather training camp in Dubai during the winter break.Arteta was said to have harboured concerns about the 20-year-old’s attitude and performances in training.In Guendouzi’s absence, Arsenal cantered to a 4-0 win over Newcastle, their most convincing victory since Arteta’s appointment, with Dani Ceballos starring in a deep-lying midfield position.ADVERTISEMENTThe former Lorient star has, however, travelled with his teammates to Greece ahead of Thursday’s Europa League last 32 first leg tie against Olympiacos. Comment Mesut Ozil will not play against Olympiacos and will remain in London to be with his heavily pregnant wife (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil, rejuvenated under Arteta, has remained in London, however, to be with his pregnant wife who is expected to give birth imminently.AdvertisementAdvertisementMidfielder Lucas Torreira, an unused substitute against Newcastle, also misses out through illness.Arteta will address the media later in his pre-match press conference, but Gunners legend Charlie Nicholas expects Guendouzi will face a major fight to retain his first team place.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHe said: ‘Mateo Guendouzi has done well, but he is not moving on at the minute.‘He has upset Arteta, who wants him fit and he will not be there until he sorts himself out.’MORE: David Luiz responds to Unai Emery’s criticism of Arsenal playersMORE: Dayot Upamecano responds to Arsenal transfer speculation ahead of Tottenham clash Advertisement Matteo Guendouzi in line to make Arsenal return amid reports of Mikel Arteta bust-up Advertisementlast_img read more

Bacary Sagna defends ‘amazing’ Alexandre Lacazette after criticism from Arsenal fans

first_imgBacary Sagna defends ‘amazing’ Alexandre Lacazette after criticism from Arsenal fans Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 Apr 2020 1:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares Advertisement The French forward has endured a mixed season (Picture: Getty)The former Arsenal defender added: ‘He is getting kicked for his team-mates and this is why, for me, he is vital to the team’s system.‘He is running a lot. You know how tiring it is to run all the time and press from the front? It’s very tiring, people don’t realise how difficult it is.‘On top of this, yes you have to score goals. People will ask to score goals because we only remember goalscorers, but he is doing a lot.’MORE: Jesse Lingard desperate to stay at Man Utd despite Arsenal interestMORE: Troy Deeney singles out Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka for special praise Advertisement Bacary Sagna has defended Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette (Picture: Getty)Bacary Sagna has defended ‘amazing’ Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette after he received criticism from the club’s fans.Frenchman Lacazette was named Arsenal’s player of the year for the 2018-19 season but has been criticised for his contributions during the current campaign.The 28-year-old has netted seven goals in 20 Premier League appearances, with Arsenal only ninth in the English top-flight and already out of the Europa League.But Sagna insists Arsenal fans should not judge Lacazette purely on his goals tally and says his compatriot is an ‘amazing’ and ‘vital’ member of Mikel Arteta’s squad.ADVERTISEMENT‘Laca is vital. He is the type of player who gives everything for the team,’ Sagna told Goal.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Of course you always see the one scoring the goals, like Aubameyang – who is a goalscoring machine – but the amount of work Laca puts in is amazing.‘The way he holds the ball, the way he fights for the ball, the way he presses the defence.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘This is invisible work that not everyone will see. But for Arsenal’s system and the way they want to play, he is amazing.‘He can score many goals, in front of the goal he is clinical. But most of the time he has his back to the goal.‘When he receives the ball, he is trying to protect and defend the ball for other players.’last_img read more

Willian confirms Chelsea exit in emotional letter to fans ahead of Arsenal move

first_img Read More ‘There was also criticism, which is normal, what is important though is that both the affection and criticism drove me to always give my all in every training session, every game, to be constantly improving until my very last minute in a Chelsea shirt!‘The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!‘My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you and God bless you!’MORE: Frank Lampard responds to claims Willian feels disappointed over Chelsea contract sagaMORE: Willian or Coutinho? Martin Keown sends transfer advice to Mikel ArtetaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Brazilian’s seven-year stay at Stamford Bridge has come to an end (Picture: Getty Images)Chelsea winger Willian has confirmed his departure from the west London club after seven years, thanking fans for their support in an emotional farewell post on social media.The 32-year-old’s contract expired this summer and he was unable to agree fresh terms despite Frank Lampard being keen to keep him, with Chelsea’s hierarchy unwilling to offer him the length of deal he was looking for.Willian has enjoyed a fine run of form since the season restart, enjoying the most prolific campaign of his career, and is expected to join Arsenal on a three-year deal imminently. Arsenal target Willian confirms Chelsea departure in emotional letter to fans Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / Full Screen Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Comment Advertisement Video Settings Top articles In an open letter to fans of Chelsea, he wrote on Instagram: ‘They were seven wonderful years. In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play.‘Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions. There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.‘Yet, beyond the trophies, I learnt a lot about myself. I developed a great deal, becoming a better player and a better person.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘With each training session, with each game, with every minute spent in the dressing room, I was always learning.‘I am really grateful to the Chelsea fans for the affectionate way they welcomed me at Stamford Bridge and their support throughout my time at the club. Read More Metro Sport ReporterSunday 9 Aug 2020 2:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kSharescenter_img 1 min. story 1/1 Read More by Metro Willian is expected to join Arsenal on a free transfer in the coming days (Picture: Getty)The Brazilian has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, the Carabao Cup and the Europa League during his time in west London and he has thanked Chelsea’s supporters for all their support – and even criticism – during the past seven years.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE PLAY SPONSORED About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Skip Read More Coming Next Skip Adlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces $12 Million in Green Light-Go Traffic Signal Improvement Funding

first_imgButler County:Butler Township – $43,880 to improve traffic signals at the intersections of Route 3002 (Whitestown Road) and Route 3007 (Meridian Road), Route 3002 (Whitestown Road) and South Eberhart Road, Route 3002 (Whitestown Road) and South Duffy Road.Cranberry Township — $50,000 to install adaptive traffic signal system software that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions at the intersections of Route 19 and Cranberry Square Drive, Route 19 and Short Street, and Route 19 and St Francis Way. May 16, 2016 Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that 109 municipalities will receive $12 million to underwrite the costs of upgrading traffic signals under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) “Green Light-Go” program.Made possible by Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan, the program establishes partnership agreements between municipalities and PennDOT through which municipalities request up to 50-percent funding for traffic-signal projects.“State and local partnerships like this are critical to improving traffic flow and safety across the state, and this program helps us meet that goal,” said Governor Wolf. “Through this investment, communities across the state will benefit from upgraded signals and intersections.”During this fiscal year, grants can be used for installing light-emitting diode (LED) technology, performing regional operations such as retiming, developing special event plans and monitoring traffic signals, as well as upgrading traffic signals to the latest technologies.Under the Green Light-Go program, projects on corridors with fewer than 10,000 vehicles per day will be managed by the municipality, and PennDOT will manage any project with signals on corridors that have greater than 10,000 vehicles per day. Both types of projects will require a 50 percent match from the municipality.Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews or “like” the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Healey, 717-783-1116Rich Kirkpatrick or Erin Waters-Trasatt, PennDOT, 717-783-8800Following is a county-by-county list of Green Light-Go funding recipients, the amount of state funding, and a brief description of the projects. Note the state funding identified below only represents part of the total project funding:Allegheny County:Monroeville Borough — $38,602 to replace vehicular and pedestrian indications with LED modules at 25 intersections throughout the municipality. These include seven intersections along Route 22 (William Penn Highway), four intersections along Route 48 (Mosside Boulevard), two intersections along Route 130 (Broadway Boulevard), seven intersections along Route 2048 (William Penn Highway), two intersections along Route 2054 (Northern Pike) and three intersections along Route 2057 (Haymaker Road).Monroeville Borough — $114,170 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2054 (Northern Pike) and West Patty Lane.North Versailles Township — $17,953 to improve the intersection of Route 30 and Leuhm Avenue by installing an advanced overhead ”signal ahead” warning sign.Plum Borough– $30,000 to replace traffic signal controllers at four intersections – Route 286 (Golden Mile Highway) and New Texas Road, Route 286 (Golden Mile Highway) and Pine Valley Drive, Route 286 (Golden Mile Highway) and Sandune Drive, and Route 286 (Golden Mile Highway) and Holiday Park Drive.Sewickley Borough– $206,969 to upgrade and install an adaptive traffic signal system that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions at three intersections along Route 65 (Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and Chestnut Street, Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and Broad Street, and Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and Walnut Street).South Fayette Township –$381,391 to upgrade and install an adaptive traffic signal system that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions at the eight intersections along Route 50. These include Route 50 and Route 3026, Route 50 and Municipal Drive, Route 50 and Hickory Grade Road, Route 50 and the Interstate 79 southbound ramps, Route 50 and the I-79 northbound ramps, Route 50 and Route 3034, Route 50 and Route 3003, and Route 3003 and Daniell Drive.Stowe Township – $97,500 to update the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 3092 (Broadway Street/Seventh Street) and Valley Street continuing the Broadway Streetscape Project. Mercer County: City of Hermitage — $22,500 to improve traffic signals at the intersections of Route 3008 (East State Street) and Route 3025 (North Buhl Farm Drive) and Route 18 and Indian Run Road.Sharon — $103,100 to improve traffic signals along State Street from Buhl Boulevard to Irvine Avenue and the intersections of Roemer Street and Mercer Street, New Castle Street and Mercer Street and Roemer Street and Spearman Street.Sharpsville Borough — $1,998 to replace LED modules at the intersection of Route 518 (Walnut Street) and Route 3025 (Mercer Avenue).Worth Township — $354 to replace LED modules to the warning signal sign on Route 173 North and South of the Route 965 intersection.Monroe County: Pocono Township — $68,512 to install optical emergency pre-emption equipment at nine intersections along Route 611.Montgomery County:Abington Township — $25,308 to replace LED modules at 20 intersections.Cheltenham Township — $80,180 to install GPS time clocks at six intersections along Limekiln Pike and Easton Road.; to install a traffic signal mast arm at the intersection of Ashbourne Road and New Second Street.; to perform system integration at the intersections of Greenwood Avenue and Rice Mill Road.; to upgrade pedestrian facilities at the intersections of Limekiln Pike and Church Road and Limekiln Pike and Easton Road.; and for the study, development and construction of safety improvements at the intersection of Shoppers Lane and Ogontz Avenue.East Norriton Township — $143,789 to install a fiber optic network and connect 15 intersections into PennDOT’s traffic management center.Franconia Township — $27,500 to install a radar detection system at the intersections of Route 113 (Harleysville Pike) and Route 1001 (Allentown Road), Route 113 (Harleysville Pike) and Godshall Road, Route 113 (Harleysville Pike) and Route 1011 (Cowpath Ed), and Route 113 (Harleysville Pike) and Route 1007 (Schoolhouse Road).Hatboro Borough — $771,918 to upgrade the intersections of Route 2009 (Byberry Road) and Route 2040 (Warminster Road) and Jacksonville Road and Montgomery Avenue.Lansdale Borough– $185,150 to replace LED modules and improve traffic signals at eight intersections along Route 63, one intersection along Route 2004 and one intersection along Route 2006.Lower Gwynedd Township — $132,425 to improve the traffic signals at the intersections of Bethlehem Pike and Dager Road, Tennis Avenue and Norristown Road, and Bethlehem Pike and Tennis Avenue.Lower Merion Township — $503,947 to upgrade and install three adaptive signals at the intersections of Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) and Old Wynnewood Road, Route 3044 (Wynnewood Road) and Penn Road and Route 3044 (Wynnewood Road) and Williams Road, and to upgrade existing loop detectorswith video detection systems at 45 intersections.Lower Moreland Township – $32,625 to install emergency pre-emption devices at the intersections of Huntingdon Pike and Welsh Road, Huntingdon Pike and Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Pike and Byberry Road, Byberry Road and Pine Road, and Byberry Road and Buck Road.Lower Providence Township – $1,041 to replace LED modules at the intersection of Egypt Road and Surrey Lane.Lower Salford Township – $16,868 to replace LED modules at five intersections along Route 63 (Main Street); eight intersections along Route 63, two intersections along Route 113 and one intersection along Route 1058.New Hanover Township — $6,291 to replace LED modules at the intersection of Route 633 (Charlotte Street) and Swamp Pike, and for maintenance improvements at the intersections of Charlotte Street and Swamp Pike, Layfield Road and Hoffmansville Road, Big Road and New Hanover Square Road, and Charlotte Street and Buchert Road.Royersford Borough — $233,358 to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersections of Main Street and 4th Street and Main Street and 5th Street.Towamencin Township — $52,127 to replace the existing traffic controller and install uninterrupted power supplies systems at the intersection of Route 1001 (Allentown Road) and Fretz Road/Derstine Road.Upper Dublin Township – $463,632 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Limekiln Pike and Dillon Road/Meetinghouse Road; install adaptive signal control technology at six intersections along Pennsylvania Avenue; and replace existing loop detectors with a video detection system as well as replace vehicular and LED modules at five intersections along Route 2017 (Susquehanna Road).Upper Moreland Township — $34,800 to replace existing loop detectors with video detection systems at the intersections of Easton Road and Blair Mill Road and Easton Road and Fitzwatertown Road.Upper Providence Township — $45,508 to replace LED modules at 19 intersections along Egypt Road.Whitemarsh Township – $593,312 to upgrade and widen the intersection at Route 3014 (Joshua Road) and Route 3003 (Stenton Avenue) to provide left turn lanes on all four approaches.Whitpain Township — $14,355 to replace LED modules at the intersections of Route 2001 (Morris Road) and Route 2016 (School Road), Route 2001 (Morris Road) and Tournament Drive, Route 73 (Skippack Pike) and Union Meeting Road, Route 73 (Skippack Pike) and Route 3012 (Walton Road) and Butler Pike and Route 3001 (Norristown Road).Worcester Township — $4,725 to improve maintenance at 13 intersections along Route 73, Route 363, Route 3006, Route 2001 and Route 3001.Northampton County:Bath Borough — $2,895 to install a video detection camera at the intersection of Route 512 and Barrall Avenue.Pen Argyl Borough — $160,500 to upgrade the intersection of Route 512 (Main Street) and Route 1020 (Robinson Avenue).Upper Nazareth Township — $7,000 to install emergency vehicle pre-emption at the intersection of Route 248 and Route 946.Northumberland County: Mount Carmel Borough — $9,500 to provide improvements to the traffic signal at the intersection of 3rd Street and Oak Street.Philadelphia:$725,000 to upgrade six intersections along Cottman Avenue from Caster Avenue to Roosevelt Boulevard.$385,000 to extend the city’s fiber optic network along Germantown Avenue and replace pedestrian countdown signals from Walnut Lane to Washington Lane, Johnson Street to Upsal Street and Seymore Street to Rockland Street, a total of six intersections.$131,000 to install switches and related communication hardware at 29 controllers along Roosevelt Boulevard in order to access and connect to the city’s integrated traffic management system.$290,000 to improve traffic signals at five intersections along West Girard Avenue between College Avenue and 31st StreetUnion County: Mifflinburg Borough — $14,700 to replace LED modules and install video detection systems at eight intersections.Warren County: Mead Township — $17,404 for the maintenance and upgrades to the traffic signals at the intersections of Route 6 and Glade Bridge and Route 6 and Warren Kinzua Road.Washington County:North Strabane Township — $70,900 to install Emergency Vehicle Protection (EVP) with ancillary equipment upgrades as necessary at the intersections of Route 19 (Washington Road) and Demar Boulevard, Route 1023 (McClelland Road) and Demar Boulevard, Route 19 (Washington Road) and Route 1025 (Weavertown Road), Route 19 (Washington Road) and Meadowbrook Drive, Route 19 (Washington Road) and Route 1023 (McClelland Road), and Route 1023 (McClelland Road) and Route 1009 (Morganza Road).Peters Township — $121,500 to improve the existing traffic signal at the intersection of Route 1002 (McMurray Road) and Route 1010 (Valleybrook Road); to connect the adjacent intersection at Route 1017 (Thomas Road); and to improve the traffic signals at the intersections of Route 19 and Waterdam Road, Route 19 and Valleybrook Road, and Route 19 and Gallery Road. Governor Wolf Announces $12 Million in Green Light-Go Traffic Signal Improvement Funding SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Cambria County: Ebensburg Borough — $26,920 to install pedestrian crossing signals to allow the borough to extend new sidewalks at the intersection of Route 1036 (Rowena Drive) and Route 1001 (Manor Drive).Centre County:Ferguson Township — $176,084 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 26 (West College Avenue) and Corl Street.Patton Township — $121,583 to install an adaptive traffic signal system that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions at the intersections of Valley Vista Drive and Green Tech Drive, Valley Vista Drive and North Atherton Street, Valley Vista Driveand Lowe’s Centre Driveway, and Valley Vista Drive and Carnegie Drive.center_img Beaver County: Ambridge Borough — $1,632 to replace LEDs at the intersection of Route 989 (Eighth Street) and Duss Avenue.Bedford County: East Providence Township — $7,000 to assist with maintenance improvements at 20 intersections along Route 30, Route 2029, Route 1013 and Route 503.Berks County:City of Reading — $12,450 to improve traffic signal equipment damaged by weather events at 20 intersections throughout the city.Hereford Township — $5,468 to replace traffic signal loop detectors with a video detection camera system at the intersection of Route 100 and Route 29.Blair County: Duncansville Borough– $20,000 to improve the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 22 (Third Avenue) and 13th Street.Bucks County:Bristol Township — $144,626 to update the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2029 (Bristol-Oxford Valley Road), Route 2049 (Bath Road) and Lakeland Road.Bristol Township — $174,292 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2051 (Oxford Valley Road/Levittown Parkway) and Route 2006 (New Falls Road).Falls Township — $154,654 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2051 (Levittown Parkway) and Mill Creek Parkway.Middletown Township — $290,360 to install an adaptive traffic signal system at 15 intersections that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions along Lincoln Highway from the intersection with Interstate 95 Ramps to Oxford Valley Road.Northampton Township — $20,880 to replace existing loops with video detection and upgrade pedestrian signals to countdown pedestrian signals at the intersection of Route 2067 (Holland Road) and Middle Holland Road/Upper Holland Road.Penndel Borough — $12,580 for controller and pavement marking improvements at the intersections of Lincoln Highway and Durham Road, Lincoln Highway and Bellevue Avenue, and Lincoln Highway and Hulmeville Avenue.Richland Borough — $38,295 to improve traffic signal retiming at the intersections of Route 309 (South West End Boulevard) and W. Pumping Station Rd, and Route 309 (South West End Boulevard) and Tollgate Road. Lackawanna County: City of Scranton — $11,760 to replace LED modules at 2 intersections along Adams Avenue, one intersection along Albright Avenue, two intersections along Ash Street, one intersection along Brick Avenue, one intersection along Court Street, one intersection along Franklin Avenue, two intersections along Gibson Street, one intersection along Larch Street, three intersections along Linden Street, one intersection along Main Street, one intersection along Moosic Street, one intersection along Pine Street, one intersection along Spruce Street, one intersection along Vine Street and one intersection along Wyoming Avenue.City of Scranton – $99,000 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Green Ridge Street and Sanderson Avenue.Clarks Green Borough — $14,689 to improve the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 407 and Grove Street.Lancaster County:City of Lancaster – $387,825 to upgrade pedestrian signals at four intersections along Route 462, six intersections along Route 272, four intersections along Route 23, three intersections along Route 222, and three intersections along Route 72.Elizabethtown Borough — $2,000 to connect the traffic signal at the intersection of East High Street and Spruce Street into the existing traffic signal system.Ephrata Borough — $33,366 to improve the traffic signals at the intersections of Route 322 and Lincoln Avenue, Route 322 and Lake Street, Route 322 and State Street, Route 322 and Church Street, Route 322 and Arch Street, and Route 322 and Martin Avenue.Lititz Borough — $23,081 to improve traffic signal wiring and install pedestrian signals at the intersections of Route 501 and Lincoln Avenue and Route 772 and Locust Street.Mount Joy Township — $49,950 to install communications equipment at the intersections of Route 4025 (Cloverleaf Road) and Route 283 westbound ramps, Route 4025 (Cloverleaf Road) and Schwanger Road, Route 4025 (Cloverleaf Road) and Andrew Avenue, Route 230 (Main Street) and Colebrook Road, Route 743 (Hershey Road) and Route 241 (Mt Gretna Road, and Route 743 (Hershey Road) and Route 283 westbound ramps.Warwick Township — $30,812 to install a video detection system at the intersections of Route 772 (Main Street) and Newport Road, Route 772 (Main St) and Church Street, and Route 772 (Main Street) and Route 1018 (Rothsville Road).Lehigh County:Heidelberg Township — $4,917 to install an uninterruptible power supply system at the intersection at Route 309 and Route 4029 (Northwest Road).South Whitehall Township — $8,000 to improve traffic signal retiming at the intersections of Route 1002 (Tilghman Street) and Parkway Road, Route 1017 (Mauch Chunk Road) and Scherersville Road, and Route 1017 (Mauch Chunk Road) and Route 1021 (Perma Avenue).Upper Macungie Township, $35,000 to install traffic signal emergency vehicle pre-emption systems at the intersections of Route 6222 (Hamilton Boulevard) and Continental Way, Route 6222 (Hamilton Boulevard) and Trexlertown Shopping Center, Route 6222 and Trexler Mall Entrance, Route 6222 (Hamilton Boulevard) and Route 2012 (Lower Macungie Road), and Route 3008 (Cetronia Road) and Route 2015 (Schantz Road).Luzerne County:Butler Township — $80,040 to improve traffic signals at six intersections along Route 309 in Butler Township, Fairview Township and Wright Township.Lake Township — $3,723 to install an uninterrupted power supply system at the intersection of Route 29 and Route 118.Plymouth Township — $10,000 to install emergency vehicle pre-emption at the intersection of Route 11 and West Nanticoke Bridge. Lycoming County: Loyalsock Township — $86,500 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 2029 (Northway Road) and Sheridan Street.Muncy Creek Township — $3,125 to install an uninterrupted power supply system at the intersection of Route 442 and Route 405.Old Lycoming Township — $2,510 to replace LED modules at the intersections of Route 3014 (Mill Lane) and Route 1017 (Lycoming Creek Road) and Route 2016 (Roosevelt Avenue) and Route 1017 (Lycoming Creek Road). Chester County:East Goshen Township — $514,167 to install an adaptive traffic signal system that adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions on Route 3 (West Chester Pike) at 10 intersections from Route 2010 (East Strasburg Rd) to Route 352 (South Chester Road.East Pikeland Township — $9,000 to replace LED modules and improve the traffic signals at the intersections of Route 113 and Coldstream Road, Route 113 and Firehouse Lane, and Route 113 and Pothouse Road.East Vincent Township — $165,000 to upgrade the intersection of Route 724 (Schuylkill Road) and Route 1043 (New Street) by adding dedicated left-turn lanes.Kennett Township — $65,050 to improve the traffic signals at the intersections of Route 82 (Kailin Road) and Hillendale Road, Route 1 and Exelon Way, Route 1 and McFarlan Road, and Route 1 and Kendal Drive.Uwchlan Township — $79,190 to replace inductive loop sensors with a video detection system to control and improve the flow of traffic at three intersections along Route 100 and at nine intersections along Route 113.West Whiteland Township — $18,300 to install generator hook-ups and install uninterrupted power supplies at the intersections of Route 30 and Springdale Drive, Route 30 and East Mall Entrance, Route 30 and West Mall Entrance/Iron Lake Boulevard, Route 30 and Whiteland Towne Center, Route 30 and Campbell Boulevard, and Route 30 and Oaklands Boulevard.West Whiteland Township – $22,000 to improve maintenance at 27 signalized intersections throughout the township. Westmoreland County:Hempfield Township — $17,790 to replace LED modules at the intersections of Route 119 and Roseytown Road, Route 130 and Route 30 eastbound ramp, Donahoe Road and Roseytown Road, and East Pittsburgh Street and Triangle Drive; and to install a radar detector system and update the power supply at the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road and Route 8006 (Ramp A).Penn Township — $93,733 to install LED conversion kits and to upgrade the intersection of Route 130, Route 993 and Walnut Street.York County: York Township — $251,175 to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersections of Route 74 and Route 2002 (Springwood Road), Route 74 and Route 3056 (Tyler Run Road), and Route 2002 (Springwood Road) and Route 3023 (Hollywood Drive).# # # Crawford County:City of Meadville — $15,601 to improve signal heads at the intersections of Route 6 (French Creek Parkway) and Route 322 (Linden Street), Route 6 (French Creek Parkway) and Route 151 (Mercer Street), Route 6 (French Creek Parkway) and Route 138 (Mead Avenue), and Route 322 (Linden Street) and Route 1001 (Park Avenue).City of Meadville — $122,809 to upgrade the intersection of Route 6 (French Creek Parkway) and Route 138 (Mead Avenue).Cumberland County:Carlisle Borough– $11,250 to install optical emergency pre-emption systems at the intersections of Ritner Highway and Industrial Drive, Ritner Highway and Key Real Estate Warehouse Entrance, and Ritner Highway and Sheare Drive to improve emergency vehicle pre-emption service.Monroe Township – $7,950 to install an uninterrupted power supply at the intersections of Route 2011 (Williams Grove Road) and Route 2004 (Lisburn Road) and Route 74 (York Road) and Route 174 (Boiling Springs Road).Mount Holly Springs – $22,000 to replace and relocate the traffic signal pole at the intersection of Route 34 and Mill Street.Newville Borough- $38,976 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 641 (Main Street) and Route 233 (High Street) with new mast arms, controller cabinet and pedestrian facilities.North Middleton Township – $127,394 to upgrade the intersection of Route 1001 (Cavalry Rd) and Route 34 (Spring Rd) with new mast arms, pedestrian facilities, a battery back-up system and emergency vehicle pre-emption.Silver Spring Township — $63,595 to improve 11 intersections along Route 11, one intersection along Route 994 and seven intersections along Route 114 by installing  uninterrupted power supplies.South Middletown Township — $82,282 to replace controllers at the intersections of Route 74 (York Road) and Fairview Street and Route 74 (York Road) and Westminster Drive; to install emergency pre-emption at the intersections of Willow Street and Pitt Street, Walnut Bottom Road and Belvedere Street, Walnut Bottom Road and Interstate 81 southbound ramps, Walnut Bottom Road and I-81 northbound ramps, Walnut Bottom Road and Stonehedge Drive, and Walnut Bottom Road and Sprint Drive; to install emergency pre-emption at the intersections of Route 74 (York Road) and Giant Lane, Route 74 (York Road) and I-81 northbound off-ramp, Route 74 (York Road) and Westminster Drive, and Route 74 (York Road) and Fairview Street; to complete a traffic engineering study to determine optimal signal timing and reconfiguring the controllers at the intersections of Walnut Bottom Road.; and to assist with traffic signal maintenance at 13 traffic signals along Allen Road, Walnut Bottom Road, Holly Pike and York Road.Dauphin County:City of Harrisburg — $326,469 to upgrade damaged equipment at the intersections of Front Street and Chestnut Street, Fourth Street and Chestnut Street, Front Street and Market Street, Fourth Street and Market Street, Front Street and Walnut Street, Fourth Street and Walnut Street, Commonwealth Avenue and Walnut Street, Front Street and Pine Street, Front Street and Paxton Street, and Fifth Street and Walnut Street.Lower Paxton Township — $152,000 to upgrade the signal at the intersection of Route 22 and Devonshire Road.Middletown Borough — $7,500 to replace inductive loop sensors with a video detection system to control and improve the flow of traffic at the intersections of Route 230 (Main Street) and Route 441 (Union Street), Route 230 (Main Street) and Vine Street, and Route 441 (Union Street) and Emaus Street.Swatara Township — $33,312 to replace a traffic signal mast arm at the intersection of Route 3010 (Paxton Street) and 28th Street.Delaware County:Aston Township — $132,102 to improve pedestrian facilities at seven intersections along Route 452 (Pennell Road) and five intersections along Route 3007 (Concord Road).Brookhaven Borough — $224,000 to upgrade pedestrian and electrical traffic signal equipment at one intersection along Bridgewater Road and six intersections along Edgmont Avenue.Chadds Ford Township — $9,702 to replace the traffic signal controller and  loop sensors with a video detection system to control and improve the flow of traffic at the intersection of Route 202 (Wilmington Pike) and Brinton’s Bridge/Dilworthtown Road.Concord Township — $93,661 to improve pedestrian facilities at seven intersections along Route 1 and seven intersections along Route 202.Edgmont Township — $2,883 to replace vehicular and pedestrian LED modules at the intersections of Route 3 (West Chester Pike) and North Crum Creek Road and Route 3 (West Chester Pike) and Rock Ridge Road.Ridley Township — $44,730 to improve the existing crosswalk with LED pedestrian crosswalk lighting systems at the intersection of Kedron Avenue and Academy Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Milmont Avenue, MacDade Boulevard Edgewood Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Swarthmore Avenue, MacDade Boulevard and Amosland Road, and MacDade Boulevard and Holmes Road.Springfield Township — $9,000 to install an audible pedestrian signal system at the intersection of Baltimore Pike and Saxer Avenue.Upper Chichester Township — $41,966 to improve pavement markings, replace and relocate signs and install uninterrupted power supplies at four intersections along Route 3009, two intersections along Route 322, two intersections along Route 452, one intersection along Route 3012 and one intersection along Route 491.Upper Darby Township — $31,500 to install video detection cameras at three intersections along Route 2019, one intersection along Route 2007, one intersection along Route 2026, one intersection along Route 3, two intersections along Route 2024, one intersection along Route 2001 and one intersection along Route 2015.Erie County:Albion Borough — $223,056 to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Route 6 (State Street) and Route 18 (Main Street).City of Erie – $67,361 to retime six traffic signals, install three new controllers, and install GPS time units to maintain updated timings and network coordination along Route 4016 (East 38th Street).McKean Borough — $14,000 to improve a flashing red light at the intersection of Route 99 and West Road.Wesleyville Borough — $27,708 to install GPS time units, repair existing detection and the systematic retiming at the intersections of U.S. 20 (Buffalo Road) and Bird Drive, U.S. 20 (Buffalo Road) and Eastern Avenue, U.S. 20 (Buffalo Road) and Station Road, U.S. 20 (Buffalo Road) and Water Street and Fremont Street and Station Road.Franklin County:Borough of Shippensburg — $18,325 to replace LED modules and to install uninterrupted power supplies at 13 intersections throughout the borough.Southampton Township – $3,521 to improve existing road markings using thermoplastic at the intersections of Route 696 and Interstate 81 southbound ramp, Route 696 and I-81 northbound ramp, and Route 696 and Mount Rock Road.Washington Township – $14,088 to replace LED modules and install uninterrupted power supplies at the intersections of Route 16 and Route 2007 (Old Forge Road) and Route 16 and Route 2007 (Midvale Road).last_img read more

Governor Wolf Approves $1.4 Million to Support Nine Community Revitalization Projects Statewide

first_img February 16, 2017 Governor Wolf Approves $1.4 Million to Support Nine Community Revitalization Projects Statewide Economy,  Press Release,  Results Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of more than $1.4 million in funding through the Keystone Communities program to support nine community revitalization projects across the commonwealth.“Strong communities are built by projects that encourage revitalization and business development and the investments approved today will assist in doing just that,” said Governor Wolf. “Our communities thrive economically when the residents invest their time and energy into the revitalization process and I am extremely excited that these nine communities are doing just that.”Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Keystone Communities program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community that jointly support local initiatives such as the growth and stability of neighborhoods and communities; social and economic diversity; and a strong and secure quality of life.“$1.4 million in funding across nine projects will go a long way in supporting the efforts of these important revitalization projects throughout Pennsylvania,” said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. “We look forward to positive outcomes from the approved projects that will contribute to the overall economic well-being of the commonwealth.”The commonwealth strongly encourages community-based organizations, public agencies, business leaders, private developers, financial institutions, and private citizens to work in partnership with local government to develop a comprehensive approach to address community development and housing needs. These partnerships can and will create more attractive places to live and will encourage business and job expansion and retention in Pennsylvania.The following is a list of the Keystone Communities projects announced today:Allegheny CountyThe Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh: $25,000 to create a business district development plan for the Second Avenue corridor of Hazelwood.Bloomfield Citizens Council: $200,000 to implement the Bloomfield Lighting Implementation Project, including develop and installation of a lighting master plan. The plan will identify and prioritize locations for a distributed network of lighting and multimedia installations.Berks CountyBorough of West Reading: $246,512 to undertake a streetscape project within a two block area in West Reading’s designated Keystone Elm Street area – the Center Point Neighborhood. The project will address issues presented by old, deteriorated, and unsightly sidewalks and broken curbs, a lack of green space, and rain water permeability.Chester CountyBorough of West Chester: $200,000 for the redevelopment of the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory in West Chester’s Business Improvement District, a designated Keystone Main Street program. Funding will be used for the purchase and installation of specialized lighting, visual and audio equipment, and theatre seating.Delaware CountyLansdowne Economic Development Corporation: $50,000 to continue implementing the Union Gardens façade improvement program as part of the multi-municipal designated Keystone Elm Street neighborhood revitalization project in Lansdowne and Yeadon. Funds will be used for façade rehabilitation and materials for repairs with a match of 50 percent by each property owner.Mifflin CountyDowntown Lewistown Inc.: $50,000 for the continued implementation of the façade and building improvements program located in Lewistown’s designated Keystone Community district. The project will encourage reinvestment in older commercial and mixed-use structures in the core downtown district.Montgomery CountyGenesis Housing Corporation: $250,000 to ensure the completion of 34 affordably-priced townhouse units in a distressed, transitional area of Norristown. The project will replace a blighted property and provide opportunities for first-time homeowners.Schuylkill CountySchuylkill County Land Bank: $200,000 for the acquisition, demolition, and rehabilitation of blighted properties in Schuylkill County. The project proposes a strategic approach for not only remediating blight, but repurposing properties to meet the public purposes of increasing the tax base, creating jobs, and making the communities more livable.Multiple CountiesPA Route 6 Alliance: $183,000 to establish a façade and signage improvement program to target communities along the Route 6 corridor in Warren, McKean, Potter, and Tioga counties. Funding will allow for 32 façade and 50 signage projects to be completed.For more information about the Keystone Communities program, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration, Commits to Continued Fight

first_img March 20, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Renews Opioid Disaster Declaration, Commits to Continued Fightcenter_img Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Amid receipt of preliminary data indicating a decrease in opioid overdose deaths in some parts of the state from 2017 to 2018, Governor Wolf today signed the fifth renewal of his 90-day opioid disaster declaration, highlighting this progress, and noting that Pennsylvanians are still suffering from this disease in epidemic proportions. The preliminary estimate is based on death certificate data that Pennsylvania collects and reports to the Centers for Disease Control.“Even with an anticipated drop in overdose deaths in some parts of the state, it is essential to continue this disaster declaration while we still have thousands of Pennsylvanians suffering from the disease of opioid-use disorder,” Governor Wolf said. “We have made great progress in reducing the number of opioids prescribed, increasing the number of people who are eligible for treatment and saving lives with the use of naloxone. But we cannot stop until we end this epidemic. My administration is committed to fighting until that is the case.“We hope that this preliminary data is confirmed and finalized, and we can take some measure of cautious optimism as we move forward in this fight.”Sixteen state agencies and commissions, as well as the Office of the Attorney General, are part of the Opioid Operational Command Center. The Command Center serves as a point of coordination between state agencies and local resources to ensure that communities have information and can connect to services.“We are making progress and our preliminary data is showing a decline in drug overdose deaths, but we have more work to do,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “We need to continue getting patients into treatment, expanding treatment opportunities and saving lives. This crisis has built over decades, and while it will take time to end this epidemic, there is hope. Pennsylvanians should continue to have hope for our families, for our communities and for patients who need treatment for the disease of addiction.”Since Governor Wolf signed the opioid disaster declaration:Emergency medical service providers have administered 18,560 doses of naloxone, leaving behind 657 doses;Hospitals and birthing centers have reported 2,359 cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome in newborns;More than 1,500 birth certificate fees have been waived for patients to get into treatment;More than 19,300 residents have been admitted to emergency rooms because of a suspected opioid or heroin overdose; andThe Get Help Now hotline has received more than 19,500 calls looking for information or to connect someone with a local treatment provider.More than 258 tons of drugs were collected and destroyed by law enforcement from the more than 800 drug take-back boxes across the commonwealth.last_img read more

Stylish art deco home to sell under the hammer in trendy suburb

first_img36 Carey Street, Bardon. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here Classic features within the home include standout arches, ceiling decorations, a chimney, original roof tiles, and curved ornamental elements.Belle Property Paddington agent Caroline Brown said the home was built in the 1930s by the grandfather of a lady living in Carey St.“She had framed the original paint and pencil drawings,” Ms Brown said. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago36 Carey Street, Bardon. 36 Carey Street, Bardon.This cute art deco home in a trendy Brisbane suburb has been attracting a large amount of interest due to its character and charm.The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 36 Carey St, Bardon is being sold after 27 years and showcases some of Brisbane’s early architecture.center_img 36 Carey Street, Bardon.Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, the home has newly polished floors and freshly painted neutral walls.The property goes under the hammer at 10am on Saturday.last_img read more

Follow these tips to win people over in business

first_imgAREC speaker Robert CialdiniBORING emails could take your business backwards, according to professor Robert Cialdini.The American professor described emailing as a “bloodless” way to communicate.“It’s not about the amount of information you give to someone, it’s what the information is about and the similarities people can relate to.”Cialdini, who was on the Gold Coast to speak at the Australasian Real Estate Conference, said instant trustworthiness can be as simple as smiling and liking someone.“Here’s what happens when people are uncertain, they take a step back, they are reluctant and they stay there until that uncertainty is resolved,” he said. “They want to be certain about the quality of people and the quality of information.“People will get off the fence and get into the game once they are sure about these two things.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“My three year old granddaughter said I was her favourite person because I liked her,” he said.“It’s the same in any other scenario, if you invite someone to a party they feel obliged to invite you. It’s a sense of obligation.“You won’t get a smile from someone if you don’t smile first,” he added.The American professor explained that people are hardwired to focus on what they are losing rather than what they are gaining.“There was a study where a supermarket limited these items per customer,” he said. “It showed that people wanted more just because they couldn’t have it.“People will stay on the fence about an idea in fear of losing something.”Cialdini said uncertainty drops when people are liked.“If a person likes you, you are more likely to trust them.”last_img read more

Lowset home smashes expectations at Mount Gravatt East auction

first_imgThe home at 97 Tallow Wood Place, Mount Gravatt EastTHE auction of a lowset home in Mount Gravatt East attracted a crowd of 80 people and 10 registered bidders. The four-bedroom home at 97 Tallow Wood Place sold for $925,000 under the hammer. Marketing agent Sam Devlin of Harcourts M1 said the property proved popular with buyers, especially the owner-occupier set. “They liked the home’s quiet cul-de-sac position plus the fact that it backed onto bushland,” he said. “It was presented really well.”Mr Devlin said the auction went smoothly. “The opening bid of $750,000 came easily from a bidder on the phone and there were four people actively bidding,” he said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The price went up to $900,000 reasonably quickly and a couple of parties dropped out of the race.“We paused at $915,000 to confirm the sellers were happy to sell. The property was then declared on the market and got to $925,000. “That’s big money for a lowset home in Mount Gravatt East.”Mr Devlin said he had about 80 people through the property during the marketing campaign and buyers were indicating a price between $650,000 and $850,000. The Coorparoo agent said to hit $925,000 at auction was a sign the local market was strong. “It’s getting stronger based on how high neighbouring suburbs are,” he said. “Camp Hill and Coorparoo have gone crazy and, in most cases, Mount Gravatt East has more modern property and larger land for less money.“People are prepared to move out a kilometre or two and get more value for money.”last_img read more

Elements Retirement Living buyers get the size right for their lifestyle

first_imgElements Retirement Living in Springwood is well underway with its latest stage of 16 three-bedroom and four two-bedroom homes due to be finished by November.BABY Boomers are getting the size of their retirement home “right” without sacrificing quality. Elements Retirement Living managing director Chiou See Anderson said retirees aged 53 to 71 were leading a trend to “right size” their home, wanting a single level home with a guest bedroom, private courtyard and good security.“A Queensland survey of 750 people shows they want to enjoy a beautiful, comfortable home with all of the mod-cons, but also expect to be able to just lock the door and hit the road,” Ms Anderson said. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoElements Retirement Living in Springwood“Larger-than-average showers with an integrated bench seat and no step or door make iteasier and safer for people who may develop mobility issues in the future.“There is also plenty of storage, so residents can hang on to a lifetime of possessions theyhave an emotional connection with. Downsizing shouldn’t mean giving up things you love.”Priced from $480,000 the homes have been designed to capture the breeze, with patios and outdoor entertaining. Elements Retirement Living in SpringwoodShe said the results were reflected in the latest stage of construction at the $60 million Elements village, at Springwood south of Brisbane, with 16 three-bedroom and four two-bedroom homes set to be completed by November.“The home design has been steered by the very specific needs of our residents,” Ms Anderson said.“Every consideration has been given to modern retirees’ busy lives, accessibility andcomfort, for example, we’ve used bamboo floors in the living and dining areas — they are easy to clean but they also have some ‘give’ which means they are more forgiving on backs, kneesand hips.center_img Elements Retirement Living in SpringwoodConnectivity has also been thought of, with Elements boasting its own private fibre opticnetwork in partnership with an Australian owned telco company.“Almost all our residents are technologically savvy and they happily go online to researchinformation, pay bills, book trips, shop or keep up with friends and relatives,” Ms Andersonsaid.“Having our own fibre optic network means our residents have access to the fastest possibleupload and download speeds.”The community also has a recently built Club Elements, a clubhouse designed for socialising, a wellness retreat, gym and pool and an authentic Zen garden for the ultimate relaxation.last_img read more