Deasy announces more than $3 million for local projects

Funding for pollution reduction, sewer improvements and park upgrades

PITTSBURGH, March 17 – The Commonwealth Financing Authority approved more than $3 million in state funding for seven local projects, announced state Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny.

“The projects selected for funding provide direct benefits for residents through improvements in infrastructure, park upgrades and a plan to reduce water pollution,” Deasy said. “Investments like these will help to make our communities safer, cleaner and more beautiful places to live.”

The following projects were awarded funding:

  • $500,000 was awarded to Green Tree Borough for the replacement of the Trumbull Drive Bridge.
  • $1,000,000 to implement a pollution reduction plan in Green Tree Borough that would remove approximately 90,000 pounds per year of sediment. The plan includes installing two rain gardens at Green Tree Park and 1,650 linear feet of stream restoration east of Woodridge Drive to stabilize eroded stream banks and provide a connection to the stream floodplains.
  • $500,000 for storm sewer improvements along Washington Avenue (SR 50) from Boden Avenue to Hope Street in Scott Township. The project includes a new storm sewer system, 11 catch basins and 13 manholes.
  • $479,770 to improve the sanitary sewer facilities in the North Wren area of Scott Township. The project includes replacing sewer lines, 21 manholes and reconnecting to existing sanitary facilities within a residential development in the township.
  • $175,500 to demolish the existing Public Works salt storage facility in Scott Township and replace it with new salt storage pole barn structure, along with new placement and utilities for the facility.
  • $126,270 for a new street sweeper in Scott Township. The current street sweeper is in poor condition and requires frequent and costly maintenance.
  • $231,273 for improvements to Foster Park in Ingram, including replacing a pathway damaged by tree roots, new tennis courts and equipment, new fencing around the tennis and volleyball courts, construction of a concrete stage, and repairs to the play structure.

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: