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July 24, 2015 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
For the guys at Longo's Auto Sales in Collingswood, the Route 130 project can't end soon enough. "We went from selling 25 cars a month to 12," says owner Jim Longo. Adds salesman Bob Hartley, who works on commission: "You can't print my opinion of the project. " To say Longo's "overlooks" the $31 million makeover of 130 between the PATCO viaduct and North Park Drive doesn't begin to convey the used-car lot's proximity to three years of disruptive construction. Not to mention, traffic jams: About 65,000 vehicles per day thunder through this stretch of 130, often backing up south to the White Horse Pike and north to the (former)
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October 7, 2006 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A group of property owners trying to preserve a coastal anomaly known as the Avalon High Dunes has sued a Pennsylvania potato chip magnate, the borough and New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection in its latest effort to halt construction of the chip king's 14,000-square-foot beach mansion. At the same time, Utz Quality Foods president Michael Rice has sued Avalon for denying his application to add one more luxurious amenity to his Dune Drive property - a large swimming pool.
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July 14, 1986 | By KEVIN HANEY, Daily News Staff Writer
Schuylkill Expressway drivers will be forced to endure another season of construction delays next year in the Vine Street interchange area, according to PennDOT officials. PennDOT district engineer Robert L. Rowland said today that the contractor working in that area this year is 10 weeks behind schedule on the job. That, said Rowland, means the contractor will be returning to the interchange area next year to finish the job. The contractor, a joint venture of Morrison-Knudsen Corp.
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November 8, 1987 | By Dianne Herrin, Special to The Inquirer
Downingtown Senior High School administrators are working to alleviate disruptions caused by a $2.9 million renovation and expansion project under way at the school. Construction in the high school's library and cafeteria is causing severe parking problems, and because construction forced the closing of the cafeteria, students have had to bring in food and eat in the gym since the first day of school. On Oct. 26, the school started serving lunch in the gym. Main dishes such as sandwiches, pizza, hoagies and cheeseburgers, plus a vegetable, soup, drinks and dessert, will be offered until early March, when construction is expected to be finished and the full-service cafeteria back in operation.
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January 29, 1989 | By Karen K. Gress, Special to The Inquirer
The Coatesville Area School District approved a contract Thursday with the Wagner Group Inc. to plan seven major construction projects that will cost between $25 million and $30 million over the next five years. Roger McGuigan, chairman of the district's buildings and grounds committee, said the school district would pay between $4 million and $5 million to the Reading firm to design plans to upgrade existing buildings and oversee the building of new ones to meet enrollment growth.
SPORTS
September 28, 2007
Eagles fans heading to Sunday night's game at Giants Stadium will see drastic changes with the parking situation. Because of construction of the new stadium at the Meadowlands, more than 5,000 parking spaces have been eliminated. All game-day parking is prepaid, permit parking for season ticketholders. Fans without permits will be directed to off-site lots that cost $20. Tailgating is prohibited on the off-site lots. There is free shuttle service to and from the stadium, beginning 4 hours before kickoff and continuing for 1 1/2 hours after the game.
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April 29, 1993 | By Vyola P. Willson, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It took 29 years to get from proposal to the pick and shovel, but today it's official. PennDot will start construction on the Exton Bypass today with groundbreaking ceremonies at 10 a.m. near the heart of the problem the bypass is designed to correct - the traffic at the crossroads of Routes 100 and 30 in Exton. State Transportation Secretary Howard Yerusalim and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation district engineer Stephen B. Lester will officiate as local and state officials gather alongside northbound Route 100, a half-mile south of Route 30 in West Whiteland Township.
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October 25, 1987 | By Tim Wright, Special to The Inquirer
Valley Township supervisors have approved final plans for two developments with a total of 214 homes. Developers said that construction would begin this fall and that sales would begin in the spring. Approved by 5-0 votes Tuesday were: Country Club Valley, at the southeastern intersection of the Route 30 Bypass and Country Club Road. It will have 92 townhouses and 64 single-family houses. Developer is Ken Hellings of Media. Valley View, adjacent to Country Club Valley on the south.
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March 20, 1988 | By Meryll Hansen, Special to The Inquirer
East Goshen will have two new traffic-signal systems, and a third might be installed if the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's traffic counts indicate sufficient need. At a supervisors meeting Tuesday, Chairman Anthony G. Iacovelli opened sealed bids for construction of a traffic light at Reservoir Road and Paoli Pike. He said a contract would be awarded to the lowest bidder, Lenni Electric Corp. of Lenni, Del., pending a review by township manager Louis F. Smith. Lenni's bid totaled $41,500.
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August 26, 2016 | By Carolyn Wyman, FOR DoTHIS
Diggerland was designed as a place for kids to play on downsized or safety-modified excavators, backhoes, and asphalt rollers. What surprised the owners of America's only construction-equipment amusement park after it opened two years ago in West Berlin, Camden County, is the number of adults who were clogging up the ride lines. Enter Diggerland XL , the new adult sandbox where grown-ups get to try full-size wheel loaders, excavators, and bulldozers on for size for extra-large money.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Staff Writer
The word audit usually conjures a boring - and sometimes terrifying - tableau of invoices, spreadsheets, and calculators. But ask Robert Bright about a construction audit that his Philadelphia firm, Talson Solutions L.L.C., just wrapped, and he breaks out a slideshow of what could be mistaken for an exotic vacation. International locales: Italy, South Korea, and China, to name a few. Pictures of waterways and massive ships. Bands and celebratory fireworks. They're scenes of a job like no other for the 15-year-old boutique firm in Old City: the $5.2 billion Panama Canal expansion.
BUSINESS
July 30, 2016 | By Alan J. Heavens, REAL ESTATE WRITER
Despite temperatures stuck in the 90s and thousands of visitors in Philadelphia for the Democratic convention this week, the real estate industry is, so far, reporting business as usual. The South Philadelphia neighborhoods surrounding the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention is being held, appear to be affected the most. "We have postponed all neighborhood [house] showings until next week," said Barbara Capozzi, of Capozzi Real Estate & Insurance in the 3300 block of South 20th Street.
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July 1, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
No roasting marshmallows around the fire for the girls at Camp MAGIC Wednesday. No tie-dyeing T-shirts, or weaving plastic strands into lanyards, or knotting pink rubber bands into friendship bracelets. Instead, the 18 girls, in grades 7 through 12, used a drill press, saber saws, a spindle sander, and a high-powered nail gun to build their own toolboxes, and, perhaps, a career in construction. That would be the goal of Camp MAGIC, which stands for Mentoring a Girl in Construction.
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June 30, 2016 | By Solomon Jones
IN FISCAL YEAR 2015, nearly 70 percent of city-funded construction projects with budgets over $250,000 did not reach the city's minority workforce participation goals, and 44 percent had no minority workforce at all. Those are the findings of the Economic Opportunity Plan Employment Composition Analysis by Econsult Solutions and Milligan and Company, LLC. The report, which examined minority and female inclusion on over 360 city-funded construction...
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June 28, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, STAFF WRITER
South Jersey drivers are in for additional traffic woes, as a months-long construction project begins this week on Route 70 - a stretch of highway that officials call one of the worst-paved in the state. Work will start in both directions on a 7.7-mile stretch of Route 70, from Browning Road in Pennsauken, through Cherry Hill and into Evesham Township, Department of Transportation officials said. The $9 million project will repave that section of the road before a "more extensive" $50 million project to reconstruct the road starts in 2019, said Kevin Israel, a Department of Transportation spokesman.
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June 22, 2016 | By Lauren Feiner, Staff Writer
Water, sunlight, and construction nails have been showering the plants at one of Center City's most popular community gardens. Among the blooming flowers, tomatoes, and herbs is the occasional two–by–four sticking out of a plot of soil. So far, the nails and other construction detritus has resulted in closures, meetings, special committees, and input from a lawyer. On Monday, after another meeting, a solution was reached. It involves a task force. The problem began when Dranoff Properties and contractor Intech began construction of One Riverside, a 22-story residential tower at 210 S. 25th St. The Schuylkill River Park Community Garden is its immediate neighbor to the south.
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June 16, 2016 | By Claudia Vargas, Staff Writer
The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has withdrawn a proposed regulation that would allow planning staff to offer steep-slope variances without a hearing. The regulations would have allowed staff to grant exemptions to changes in existing structures on steep slopes, replacement of structures lost to fire or other natural disasters, installation of public roads, or anything that would "benefit the public," such as parks and trails. Civic associations and nonprofit preservation groups, mostly from the city's hilly Northwest section, came out in strong opposition at a hearing on the matter last week.
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