DeLuca: $3 million in emergency funding released to Penn Hills for roadway repair

Funding will go toward repairs on Verona Road, Lime Hollow Road

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – State Rep. Tony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, on Thursday announced that the state Department of Transportation awarded $3 million in emergency funding to repair two roadways that were severely damaged last summer by torrential rain and flooding in Penn Hills.

“I’ve been diligently pursuing this funding since the flooding occurred because I knew the safety of Penn Hills residents was in jeopardy,” DeLuca said. “PennDOT, too, was more than willing to release this funding due to the severity of the damage and my longstanding track record during my many years in Harrisburg and working to ensure motorists’ safety on both roadways. I’d like to thank PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards for releasing this funding, as well as Cheryl Moon-Sirianni, district executive for PennDOT 11 for working so closely with me on this project.”

DeLuca said $1 million of the emergency funding will enable the completion of substantial repairs already underway on Verona Road. The remaining $2 million will fund desperately needed repairs to Lime Hollow Road.

DeLuca said construction on Lime Hollow Road is expected to begin early next year.