Readshaw: $500,000 grant to assist in corridor reconstruction

HARRISBURG, Nov. 13 - A $500,000 state grant will aid in the reconstruction on the South 21st Street corridor in Pittsburgh, state Rep. Harry Readshaw announced today.

Readshaw said the grant will be used to reconstruct a portion of South 21st Street from Carson Street to South Side Park.

“This is wonderful news for our residents, and a testament to the efforts of our city, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority,” Readshaw said. “This project is an investment in our infrastructure and our future.”

The details of the project for which the grant was awarded is as follows:

  • Installation of new curbs, sidewalks and ADA ramps.
  • Bituminous paving, decking, line stripping and bridge pier protection.
  • Electrical and lighting.
  • Mobilization and demolition, construction management and maintenance.
  • Protection of traffic.

The total project cost is $3.3 million and the city is requesting a waiver to be the local match requirement.

Readshaw said the funding was awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under the state’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, which encourages economic development and ensures that safe and reliable transportation is more widely available to Pennsylvanians.

More information about the CFA is available at the authority's website.