Local Transportation, Park Projects Receive State Funding

HARRISBURG – Six local transportation and park projects in Beaver, Greene and Washington counties were awarded funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority today, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

A $500,000 grant to the City of Aliquippa in Beaver County will support improvements to restore the failing roadway and intersection along Fifth Avenue between Jefferson Street and Sheffield Avenue. The project will also include new sidewalks, curb ramps, stormwater infrastructure and other upgrades to improve public safety and accessibility.

A $485,000 grant will be used to make facility modifications to the existing Guttman Realty Company terminal storage facility located in Speers Borough, Washington County, on the Monongahela River. The upgrades are necessary to allow the facility to receive the safe transportation of wastewater from the natural gas industry.

A $221,000 grant will support slope stabilization on Fishpot Road located in East Bethlehem Township, Washington County. The project will help reopen a second lane for traffic after storm damage closed one lane in 2018.

A Greene County park project will receive a $67,915 grant. The project will include installing a new walkway around Legion Field in Perry Township, as well as stormwater management measures and a new parking lot and walkway around the field.

A $75,000 grant will also make improvements to the Thayer Street Playground and Park facility in East Washington Borough, Washington County. The project will include updating existing playground equipment to improve public safety, as well as improvements to the on-site stormwater collection system to prevent standing water on the playground.

In addition, a $71,276 grant will aid in improving the accessibility of the Elrama Central Park in Union Township, Washington County. The improvements will include new playscapes, wheelchair-accessible swings, paved pathways and railings and landscaping for open field activities.

All of the projects were funded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.

“All of these grants meet critical needs in our community, from strengthening our transportation infrastructure to making our local communities an even better place to live, work and raise a family,” Bartolotta said. “I look forward to seeing the positive impact of these projects in our communities for many years to come.”

 

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