Matzie: More than $4 million secured for Beaver County infrastructure projects

AMBRIDGE, March 16 – Multiple grants totaling more than $4.2 million from the Commonwealth Financing Authority will fund infrastructure and transportation projects throughout 16th Legislative District, state Rep. Rob Matzie, D-Beaver, announced today.

“These dollars are funding projects that keep our water clean, our sanitary sewer systems functioning and our buildings safe,” Matzie said. “These are largescale investments that will make a difference for residents and small business owners and save taxpayer dollars.”

Matzie said more than $3.5 million in funding secured under the Statewide Local Share Account grant program includes:

  • $519,900 to Harmony Township to renovate the township municipal building.
  • $500,000 to Aliquippa for infrastructure improvements to various city buildings.
  • $500,000 to Aliquippa Municipal Water Authority to replace the Sheffield Terrace water storage tank.
  • $500,000 to Hopewell Township for improvements to the Wickham Village wastewater pollution control facility.
  • $284,500 to Monaca Borough for civic center site preparation and outdoor improvements.
  • $250,000 to Aliquippa Municipal Water Authority for construction of a new collector well.
  • $250,000 to Hopewell Township for construction of a UV disinfection system and related tank and electrical systems at the Raccoon Creek Water Pollution Control Facility.
  • $250,000 to Rochester Borough Sewer and Maintenance Authority for a sanitary and combined sewer improvements project.
  • $149,888 to Hopewell Township for the purchase of a Vactor Truck.
  • $93,240 to Hopewell Township for Hopewell Community Park playground equipment.
  • $82,544 to Center Township Sanitary Authority for purchase of a utility dump truck for use in Monaca Borough and Center, Hopewell and Potter townships.
  • $68,984 to Hopewell Township for Woodlawn Park playground improvements.
  • $57,137 to Hopewell Township for new play equipment at Sharon Grange Park.

In addition to the funding under the LSA, Matzie said nearly $750,000 was secured under the Multimodal Transportation Fund, including:

  • $400,000 to Ambridge Borough to fund new streetscape improvements along Merchant Street.
  • $336,384 to the West View Water Authority to pave Tevebaugh Hollow Road in Baden and Economy boroughs.

The funds distributed through the Statewide Local Share Account grant program come from gaming revenues. The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure residents enjoy a safe and reliable system of transportation.