Mt. Oliver, Pittsburgh transportation projects to receive $750,000 in funding


HARRISBURG, March 26 – Transportation projects in Mt. Oliver and Pittsburgh that will improve two important local highways will receive state support, state Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, and state Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, announced today.

When completed, the projects will improve vehicular and pedestrian access to local businesses and commercial districts, as well as increasing safety and encouraging further economic development in the region.

“These projects will increase safety along these two busy corridors and promote additional regional economic development,” Readshaw said. “Both of these projects are important to their local communities, and I am pleased to announce they will be receiving an investment from the state.”

“We have a growing region, but to continue that development we have to make sure that folks can get around - whether they are walking or riding,” Costa said. “Safe, accessible pedestrian walkways are needed in Mt. Oliver and the City of Pittsburgh, and I'm proud to support the grants that will help them move forward.”

The grants announced today include $250,000 for sidewalk upgrades along portions of Brownsville Road and Hayes Avenue in Mt. Oliver Borough; and $500,000 to rebuild the South 21st Street corridor in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

The grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through its Multimodal Transportation Fund. The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure safe transportation is available to all Pennsylvania residents.