Snyder: $9.5 million in funding awarded for infrastructure repairs in Masontown Borough, Fayette County

CARMICHAELS, April 21 – Masontown Municipal Authority in Fayette County will receive $9.5 million in funds from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority to replace and repair storm water pipes designed to reduce flooding, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced today.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the project will curb frequent flooding in the borough, which causes River Avenue to be impassable and has led to property damage for homeowners. The project also includes the construction of a new aluminum pipe arch at North Redwood Street.

“These vital state investments in infrastructure mean so much to our communities, allowing for the proper flow of stormwater, safer roads, and protected property,” said Snyder. “This Pennvest funding means Masontown Borough can move quickly to begin this much-needed project and accommodate increased storm flows in that area.”

“This is amazing news for Masontown,” said Masontown Borough Councilman Bruce Cochran. “This large amount of grant funding allows us to start thinking ahead for treatment plant improvements in Phase Two of this project.”

“The Masontown Municipal Authority is very excited to learn we received more grant funding than we expected,” said Board Chairman Joe Matyus. “This is tremendous news for the people of Masontown.” 

The Pennvest grant request was written by Bill Johnson of Sleighter Engineering, who will supervise the project.

Pennvest provides communities across Pennsylvania with funding for sewer, stormwater and drinking water projects. More information can be found at the following link: https://www.pennvest.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx.