Pisciottano announces $270,000 for local infrastructure

Among $9.6 million in gaming funds for Allegheny County projects

WEST MIFFLIN, Nov. 16 – State grants totaling $270,000 have been awarded to support four local infrastructure upgrades, state Rep. Nick Pisciottano, D-Allegheny, announced today.

“I’m overjoyed to see gaming money invested directly back into our community,” said Pisciottano. “This round of gaming grants will improve the quality of life for residents throughout Allegheny County, especially projects involving critical infrastructure upgrades and supporting first responders.”

Pisciottano announced local awards for the following projects:

  • $100,000 to the Baldwin Borough Stormwater Authority to support approximately 750 linear feet of stream restoration in Elm Leaf Park, including the regrading of slopes to remove vertical cuts and installation of native plantings to establish a riparian buffer.

  • $70,000 to the Whitehall Fire Co. to remove a non-functioning building exhaust system to make room for a new direct source capture system. The project also involves relocating a cascade air compressor system from Station 2 to Station 1 and moving equipment lockers, also to make way for the new capture system.

  • $50,000 to the West Mifflin Sanitary Sewer Municipal Authority to extend the Mid City Pump Station main by approximately 534 linear feet. The funded project includes all labor, material, plant, utilities and services required for the construction of sanitary sewage facilities and appurtenances.

  • $50,000 to the Glassport Borough to mill and repave approximately 1,735 linear feet of asphalt from the intersection of Juniata Street and Pacific Avenue to Dead End, as well as from the intersection of Scenic Street and Washington Boulevard to Dead End.

The grants were among a total of $9.6 million awarded to more than 60 projects across Allegheny County.

The grants are funded by the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund, which is financed by gaming activity in the county. The fund is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the state Commonwealth Financing Authority.