Markosek: $2.3 million in state grants awarded to local projects

Funding will be used to address transportation, safety and flooding concerns

MONROEVILLE, March 16 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced today that the Commonwealth Financing Authority approved more than $2.3 million in state funding for nine projects in his district.

“These investments are critical for projects that tackle some of the most pressing infrastructure challenges in our communities – from making roads safer for drivers and pedestrians to repairing aging sewer lines and addressing flooding issues that have plagued certain areas,” Markosek said. “I’d like to congratulate the recipients of this funding that will allow their projects to continue and improve the future of our region.”

The following projects in Markosek’s district received funding:

  • Monroeville - $341,000 for access improvements at the Forbes Hospital Campus.
  • Pitcairn - $697,830 to repair sections of the borough’s sanitary sewer system.
  • North Versailles Township - $500,000 to relocate Naser Road to address safety concerns due to an increase in traffic and accidents.
  • East McKeesport - $200,000 to correct uncontrolled stormwater run-off onto the Wilmerding Community Center and its parking lot located in the Ice Plant Hill area.
  • Monroeville - $140,000 to acquire the property at Parkway Jewish Center to build an emergency access road to the Sri Venkateswara Temple from South McCully Drive to Princeton Drive.
  • Turtle Creek Borough - $100,000 to rehabilitate Maple Avenue from Grant Street to Oak Avenue Ext. to improve safety for drivers and pedestrians.
  • Wilmerding Borough - $100,000 to repave and reconstruct critical infrastructure on Caldwell, Westinghouse and Marguerite avenues and Patton and Commerce streets.
  • Wall Borough - $50,000 to rehabilitate Patterson Street, which has been out of service to traffic due to the soil not being stabilized along the hill. The “Patterson Slide” project includes drilling and removing soil and inserting approved shale to stabilize the hillside.
  • Plum Borough - $250,000 to purchase a building and vacant land and demolish five buildings to assist in the Plum Creek Shoppes economic development project.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority, which oversees the distribution of the state’s economic stimulus packages to support public projects, awarded the funding through its Multimodal Transportation Fund and the Local Share Account. More information about CFA programs and funding is available at