HARRISBURG – Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37) today announced a $1.9 million grant through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to fund six local projects in Allegheny County.
“Today’s approval of grants to help with the completion of these projects will have a tremendous impact in Allegheny County and benefit our communities for decades to come,” Robinson said. “I commend our local boroughs, townships, and organizations for their hard work in seeking out these grants, and I am pleased that these projects have received state funding for important public improvements.”
The following projects that were approved across Allegheny County include:
- The Municipality of Bethel Park
Pine Tree Park Renovation – $200,000 (Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program)
This grant will assist in renovating the recreational facility at Pine Tree Park. The project includes adding new landscaping to the park entrance, adding a ramp for better access to the playground and pavilion, and upgrading the basketball court and playground.
- The Township of North Fayette
Summit Park Drive West Improvements – $100,000 (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)
This grant will assist in reconfiguring the roadway lanes along Summit Park Drive and Park Lane Drive to create a bicycle lane for pedestrian safety. The project will include milling and resurfacing of the existing cartway, dedicating a bus stop area at the north intersection, constructing a retaining wall, and installing traffic signaling, ADA ramps and crossings, and a traffic island.
Transportation Improvements for the Strand at McMurray – $300,000 (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)
This grant will assist in the development of a 40-acre commercial development known as the Strand at McMurray and will include retail shops, a coffee drive-thru, two restaurants, and mixed-use commercial buildings. The project includes transportation and traffic improvements that will provide an enhanced and efficient network into and through the development, along with in-corridor accessibility.
- South Park Township
Route 88 and Brownsville Road Project – $200,000 (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)
This grant will assist with the improvement of the intersection of Route 88 and Brownsville Road. The project includes widening Route 88 to add a left turning lane and increase sight distance, and installation of a new energy efficient traffic signal and sidewalks along the roads.
- South Fayette Township
Fairview Park Road Sidewalk Installation – $100,000 (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)
This grant will assist with the construction of 2.1 miles of sidewalks in Fairview Park to improve safety and connectivity through the park to the surrounding neighborhoods. The project also includes crosswalk markings and improvements to stormwater management.
- The Allegheny County Airport Authority
PIT Cargo Intermodal Freight Transport Facilities Development – $1,000,000 (Multimodal Transportation Fund Program)
This grant will assist in the expansion of the Cargo Building at Pittsburgh International Airport. The project involves the development of a 75,000 square foot warehouse and processing facility, a 122,000 square foot parking lot for tractor trailers and passenger vehicles, and a 348,000 square foot parking apron for planes and a new taxi lane. This project is part of a strategic plan to catalyze future cargo growth at PIT.
The grants were awarded by the CFA under its Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program and its Multimodal Transportation Fund Program. The program is funded with money assessed by
the Commonwealth through the state’s Impact Fee, which is paid by the state’s unconventional natural gas producers.
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