Deasy announces $1.4 million in state funding to extend road in McKees Rocks

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19 – The borough of McKees Rocks was awarded $1.4 million in grant funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for a project that would extend Intermodal Way to connect to West Carson Street, announced State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny.

Deasy said the CFA awarded funding for the project through its Multimodal Transportation Fund Program. The project would construct 870 linear feet of roadway to connect a section of the road to the dead end of Intermodal Way at the railroad bridge. Deasy said an eight-foot-wide trail running 3,200 linear feet is also slated to be constructed to run along Intermodal Way from Angelina Avenue to West Carson Street.

“This grant will allow McKees Rocks to continue its project to divert truck traffic out of the downtown and improve access to the existing intermodal freight facilities from the south,” Deasy said. “This is an investment not just in our community, but in our regional economy, since improving access to intermodal facilities like this is a key part of the logistical supply chain.”

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.