Historic Highland Park Tunnel project to receive state grant

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 17 – A project to restore an important and historic pedestrian connection in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park has been selected to receive a $75,000 state grant, Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny, announced today.

“The Highland Park tunnel is an important pedestrian connection for visitors and folks who live in the neighborhood near the park,” Gainey said. “Unfortunately, over the last hundred years it has suffered significant damage, forcing it to close two years ago. This grant will help fund a project to develop a plan to stop further damage and to fix the tunnel for future use.”

Specifically, the $75,000 grant approved today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority will pay for a survey and study of water infiltration of the tunnel and fund a remediation and stabilization plan.

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