Coraopolis intersection improvements on tap with $256,416 state grant

$50,000 grant will defray costs of replacing deteriorating storm pipe in Robinson Twp.

HARRISBURG, Nov. 15 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced that a $256,416 state grant has been awarded for road and sidewalk improvements at eight intersections in Coraopolis.

A second, $50,000 grant also was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to help pay for the costs of replacing a deteriorating storm pipe along the Steubenville Pike in Robinson Township.

“With the grant, eight Coraopolis intersections will have a makeover that will make them safer for motorists and pedestrians,” Kulik said. “The money also will address curb cuts that now do not meet access requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

The CFA funding through its Multimodal Transportation Fund Program was approved for resurfacing, replacing non-compliant curb cuts, crosswalk markings, yield-to-pedestrian signs and other improvements.

The second grant will help pay for this summer’s replacement of a failing 72-inch storm pipe and culvert that had threatened infrastructure and building in the 4400 block of the Steubenville Pike. The funding comes from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund Program, which funds community and economic development projects in Allegheny County through revenue generated from casinos.

The CFA was established in 2004 as an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development to administer Pennsylvania's economic stimulus packages.