Markosek: $400K awarded for local projects in 25th Legislative District

HARRISBURG, Nov. 12 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, announced on Tuesday the disbursement of $400,000 in state grants for rehabilitation projects in the 25th Legislative District.

Markosek said $300,000 was provided through the Multimodal Transportation Fund, and an additional $100,000 was granted by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County.

“This is substantial funding that will assist in the beautification and rehabilitation efforts currently underway in our district,” Markosek said. “This is funding that counts, funding that matters and funding that will be appreciated by the community. I look forward to the outcome once the projects are complete.”

Markosek said the $300,000 from the Multimodal Transportation Fund will go toward roadway repairs and slope stabilization along Hillside Avenue in Pitcairn between Broadway Boulevard and Elm Street. The project, drafted to prevent further slide damage due to an abnormally wet spring, will consist of the stabilizing of approximately 280 feet of slope and one lane reconstruction. The project also will include guiderail installation and one stormwater inlet.

The remaining $100,000 administered by RAAC will go toward the following:

  • $50,000 to assist in demolishing four single-family homes and one duplex in Pitcairn. The demolition will include the removal of asbestos, demolition materials/debris, backfilling and revitalization.
  • $50,000 for the acquisition of tax delinquent properties in Wilmerding. This includes clearing back taxes and renovating properties for single-family use.

The RAAC grant was among several announced Tuesday that are funded by the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Fund, which is financed by gaming activity in the county. The fund is administered by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the state Commonwealth Financing Authority.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund encourages economic development and ensures that safe and reliable transportation is available to residents of Pennsylvania.

The CFA provides funding for a multitude of projects that help businesses succeed, including those focused on development, water quality, energy infrastructure and more. To learn more, please visit this website.