Sainato: $1 million secured to fund Enterprise Park transportation projects

Will help finance roadway, sidewalk, trail improvements

NEW CASTLE, Nov. 19 – A state grant of $1 million will help fund multiple improvements to bring safer, smoother travel in New Castle’s Enterprise Park section, state Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, announced today.

Sainato said the grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund will help finance construction of a new road, intersection and signals; pavement repairs; installation of new sidewalks and streetlights; railroad crossing upgrades; and a bike trail extension.

“A safe and efficient commute is a quality-of-life issue,” Sainato said. “The funding we secured today is going to bring motorists, pedestrians and cyclists smoother travel, improved traffic flow, safer roads and sidewalks, and better connections. I’m excited that the work is also going to create new jobs and invite future economic development.”

Sainato said the newly funded projects include:

  • Pavement repairs to Produce, Kurtz and Countyline streets and to an unnamed alley.
  • Construction of a new roadway by extending Grove Street to the intersection with East Washington Street.
  • Installation of traffic signals and other improvements to this new intersection as well as the intersection of Grove, Neal and Taylor streets.
  • Upgrades to railroad crossings on South Mill, Taylor and Produce streets.
  • Replacement or construction of sidewalks and 30 streetlights along East Washington and Kurtz streets.
  • Extension of a bike trail from Enterprise Park to the Neshannock Trail.

The total project cost is $2.3 million. The city of New Castle has requested a waiver of the local match requirement.