Monaca Gateway Project receives $1 million grant

Grant will fund needed improvements to Pennsylvania Avenue

HARRISBURG, March 26 – A major transportation project to expand and improve Pennsylvania Avenue in Monaca has been selected to receive a state grant, state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver/Allegheny, announced today.

The $1 million grant will assist the Borough of Monaca with a project to build motorist and pedestrian improvements between 13th and 16th streets, including signal upgrades at 14th Street and the creation of a right-turn lane for eastbound traffic to improve traffic flow. The project also includes repairing and upgrading sidewalks and streetscape improvements, including better lighting and the addition of plants, bicycle racks and storm water upgrades.

“Pennsylvania Avenue is a vital commercial and residential corridor in Monaca and I was happy to support the effort to fund these important upgrades in the community,” Matzie said. “This project will increase safety and accessibility along the highway for motorists and pedestrians alike, and when completed should spur further redevelopment and private investment in the community.”

The grant was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through its Multimodal Transportation Fund. The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure safe transportation is available to all Pennsylvania residents.