Deasy announces $700,000 in funding for transportation safety projects
Investments will support projects in Ingram and Thornburg
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 25 – More than $700,000 in state funding for transportation safety projects is coming to the 27th Legislative District through the disbursement of Multimodal Transportation Fund dollars, according to state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny.
“This funding will address key transportation safety issues that have been raised by residents,” Deasy said. “There is aging infrastructure that is not meeting the needs of our area and this money will help alleviate some of those concerns.”
The funding includes:
- Borough of Thornburg – $152,000 to replace 492 feet of failing sidewalk and fence along Hamilton Road and to reinforce the hillside on which they are built. The new sidewalk and fence will provide safe passage and access to borough facilities and safeguard the park below.
- Ingram Borough – $555,046 to implement traffic-calming policies along Ingram Avenue and provide improvements for alternative modes of transportation, including full pavement restoration, a bike lane, a raised pedestrian crosswalk and lane striping.
“We’re seeing more traffic in our growing communities and we need to invest in solutions so that the roads and sidewalks can grow with them,” Deasy said. “I’m proud to support Ingram and Thornburg in securing funding that will replace failing sidewalks, increase access and preserve a park, along with embracing opportunities to improve safety and increase alternative transportation.” www.penndot.pa.gov; click on Multimodal Program under the “Projects & Programs” button.
More information about the funding program can be found here: