Markosek: More than $1.34 million in state funding for projects for intersection relocation and retaining wall repair

MONROEVILLE, Nov. 19 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced today the Commonwealth Financing Authority awarded $1.34 million to projects that would address traffic hazards in North Versailles Township and shore up a retaining wall at a park in East McKeesport.

Markosek said the CFA awarded $1.3 million from its Multimodal Transportation Fund to North Versailles to relocate Naser Road to connect U.S. Routes 30 and 48 to help address recurring traffic issues at the intersection of McKee Road and U.S. Route 30. The project would redesign Naser Road to enter Route 30 at ninety degrees to create a safe entrance and exit way. The project includes a new traffic light, pedestrian sidewalks, a four-way interchange, a turning lane and connectivity to other communities.

Markosek said East McKeesport was awarded $40,000 from CFA’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program to remove and repair a retaining wall at the East Field Park that is no longer structurally sound. The retaining wall supports the baseball fields and part of an alley at the park.

“The funding we secured today will tackle safety concerns that directly impact these communities,” said Markosek. “The improvements slated for North Versailles will help drivers and pedestrians by creating a safer and more direct connection to the area, while the repairs to the East Field Park retaining area will help to ensure the baseball fields remain supported and in good shape for our local sports teams to play.”

The CFA is an independent agency of the state Department of Community and Economic Development which administers funding to programs and investments for Pennsylvania’s economic growth. Learn more about the CFA here.