Sharpsburg’s Main Street project receives state support

Project will improve safety, walkability in central business district

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12 – A major Main Street development project in Sharpsburg has been selected to receive a $1 million state grant, state Rep. Sara Innamorato, D-Lawrenceville, announced today.

The grant will help the borough fund its Main Street project, which will replace sidewalks, pedestrian crossings as well as the roadway and add bus shelters, travel lanes, ADA ramps and other amenities along Main Street from 6th to 13th streets in the borough.

“I am thrilled to see this investment by the state in Sharpsburg,” Innamorato said. “Our streets connect our community and making these spaces safer and more accessible for all makes Sharpsburg an even more wonderful place to live and work.” 

“As Sharpsburg continues our revitalization, this is another feather in our cap to attract destination businesses and make our community more accessible,” said Mayor Matthew Rudzki. “We’re so glad our state leaders see the incredible promise in Sharpsburg.”

"This funding will allow us to update decades-old streetscape infrastructure and make safety and accessibility improvements to some of our most highly traveled sidewalks and crosswalks,” said Brittany Reno, executive director of the Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization. “In terms of making our community accessible to and safe for all residents and visitors to Sharpsburg, this project will have a huge positive impact."

The grant was among dozens awarded across the state Tuesday through the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which encourages economic development and ensures that safe and reliable transportation is more widely available to Pennsylvanians.