Kulik: Nearly $2 million secured for local transportation and pedestrian safety projects

CORAOPOLIS, March 26 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved nearly $2 million in state funding for six local projects to improve transportation and pedestrian safety.

The following projects were awarded funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund:

  • $108,000 for pedestrian safety improvements in Carnegie.
  • $456,516 for the reconstruction of two blocks of Montour Street in Coraopolis.
  • $248,780 for a new public stairway and bicycle runnel located at Gregg Avenue in Bridgeville Borough.
  • $500,000 to the Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer for transportation improvements at the Sports and Athletic Complex at Montour Junction in Coraopolis.
  • $300,000 for the resurfacing of three roads and construction of a bike and walking path in McKees Rocks.
  • $300,000 to Nichol Avenue McKees Rocks LLC for roadway improvements to support the Riverfront Industrial Development project in Stowe Township.

“I’m pleased to see investments in enhancing roadways, but also ones that give residents other transportation options and prioritize pedestrian safety,” Kulik said. “These projects are practical steps towards creating communities that are more vibrant and accessible.”

The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved grants from the Multimodal Transportation Fund, which may be used for the development, rehabilitation and enhancement of transportation assets in the state. The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania’s economic stimulus packages.