Davis announces more than $674,000 in state funding for improvement projects

McKEESPORT, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Austin Davis, D-Allegheny, announced today the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded a total of $674,580 to three Mon Valley projects that would improve sidewalks and roads, as well as help to alleviate flooding issues.

“Today we are announcing major funding for several community projects in the Mon Valley,” Davis said. “These dollars are more than just state spending, they are a direct investment in our communities that will have a real impact on the people who live there, part of my commitment to the Mon Valley and the people I represent.”

The grants come from the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, which awarded the following amounts to local projects:

  • $153,000 to Lincoln Borough to install a storm water system on Virginia Drive to help alleviate flooding issues. The project will include installing 700 linear feet of HDPE storm sewer pipe, inlets, and milling and repaving Virginia Drive with a new asphalt curb.
  • $221,580 to Clairton City to improve safety for pedestrians by replacing deteriorated sidewalk and curb along Desiderio Boulevard from Worthington Avenue to Soltis Drive. The sidewalk is the main route for students who walk from adjacent neighborhoods to attend the Clairton Education Center.
  • $300,000 to Munhall for improvements along the newly dedicated Raymond Bodnar Way, which includes repaving, striping and pavement markings, installing lighting and signage, and plantings.

CFA Multimodal Transportation Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation, and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets and transit-oriented development.

Learn more about the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund Program here