Longietti: $1.7 million grant to fund Farrell roadway improvements

HERMITAGE, July 16 – Several roads in the City of Farrell are receiving a facelift, thanks to $1.7 million in grant funding, state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, announced today.

Longietti said the funding – awarded under the state Department of Transportation’s Multimodal Transportation Fund – will pay for paving, sidewalk repair and additional construction and maintenance work.  

“The grant money is going to fund much-needed improvements to Farrell’s Idaho Street, Spearman Avenue, and Darr Avenue,” Longietti said. “The work – which will include repaving the roads, preparing ADA curb cuts for intersections, replacing damaged, broken sidewalks and installing a public bike rack – will make travel smoother and safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians alike.

“It’s great to see this project come to fruition. Farrell residents have been waiting for these improvements and will now get to see their tax dollars returning to our district in one of the most important ways – to bolster our infrastructure.”

The funding is part of a package of $30.2 million in grants awarded to fund 27 projects in 23 counties statewide.

The PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund stabilizes funding for ports and rail freight, increases aviation investments, establishes dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements and allows targeted funding for priority investments in any mode.

More information about the grant and program is available here.