Wilkinsburg will receive $372K grant for vital revitalization project

Funding will help restore access to Wilkinsburg Train Station

HARRISBURG, April 16 – An ongoing revitalization project in Wilkinsburg Borough will soon receive additional funding from Pennsylvania, according to state Rep. Ed Gainey, D-Allegheny.

In order to help local communities across the commonwealth restore infrastructure, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded grants to several counties for highway, bridge, trail, bike and pedestrian projects.

Through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, Wilkinsburg Borough in Allegheny County will receive a grant worth $372,030 for the restoration of roadway and pedestrian access to the restored Wilkinsburg Train Station. This project is key to revitalizing the Hay Street/Ross Street corridor in the borough.

“For years, I’ve been advocating and fighting for grant money to be designated for rehabilitation projects in Wilkinsburg. Since I’ve been in office, I’ve helped secure millions of dollars for the area,” Gainey said. “This latest grant announcement will play a key role in helping to revitalize the Wilkinsburg community and help its residents and economy flourish.”

Back in 2019, Wilkinsburg was awarded $200,000 to assist in renovating the Wilkinsburg Train Station. Now that the project is near completion, the latest round of funding will help restore vehicle and pedestrian access to the train station.

Gainey said improving infrastructure is a key initiative of the House Democrats’ PA Rescue Plan. He added that as federal dollars continue to flow into Pennsylvania for COVID-19 relief, he will continue to advocate for residents and communities across Allegheny County.