Davis: $407K grant awarded for rehabilitation of Great Allegheny Passage

HARRISBURG, Oct. 15 – A portion of the Great Allegheny Passage in the Mon Valley will undergo rehabilitation thanks to $407,000 in state grant money awarded Thursday, announced state Rep. Austin Davis.

Davis, D-Allegheny, said approximately 1.1 miles of trail spanning the Munhall, Homestead and West Homestead boroughs will undergo rehabilitation from Waterfront Drive to the Homestead-Grays Bridge.

“This is yet again another great example of what state funding can do for our community,” Davis said. “This project alone will not only benefit residents looking to utilize the passage, but it also will enhance tourism across the Mon Valley, which means more foot traffic and money spent in our community. I look forward to the completion of this project.”

Davis said the rehabilitation project will include the installation of ADA access points, landscaping, sign installation and other site-related improvements.

The investments are among 41 grants supported by the Keystone and Environmental Stewardship funds, ATV and Snowmobile restricted accounts and federal Pennsylvania Recreational Trails funds awarded statewide, totaling approximately $7.6 million for trail projects, including planning, construction and rehabilitation, as well as for ATVs/snowmobiles.

A complete list of the grants is on the DCNR website.