FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Joseph F. Markosek
Markosek Applauds PennDOT for Advancing
Route 286 Widening Project
HARRISBURG, June 7 – State Rep. Joseph Markosek, D-Allegheny/Westmoreland, today applauded Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 11 leaders and the Southwestern PA Commission for advancing the Route 286 widening project in Monroeville and Plum.
“This is great news for people in Monroeville and Plum who travel the Golden Mile Highway every day,” Markosek said.
“This has been a high-priority project for me and the people of District 25 and it’s great to see the valuable knowledge I learned as chairman of the House Transportation Committee coming to fruition in a project that will benefit these communities,” Markosek said, noting that working closely with PennDOT helps to prioritize road projects and ensure limited resources are used most efficiently.
“If there’s one thing the state can do to improve commerce, it is provide safe, reliable roads so residents can get where they need to go and businesses can get their goods to market. Improving Route 286 will help both residents and businesses,” he said.
Plans to widen and repave the section of Route 286, also known as the Golden Mile Highway, between U.S. Route 22 and Sagamore Road in Monroeville were included in the Southwestern PA Commission’s draft Transportation Improvement Program. This is the next step toward completing the project in 2014.