Wheatley announces nearly $1.3 million in state funding for community safety improvements

HARRISBURG, April 21 – Approximately $1.27 million in state funds have been awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority to make needed safety upgrades and improvements in the 19th Legislative District, state Rep. Jake Wheatley has announced.

The following projects were awarded funds from the CFA:

  • Allegheny Circle Streetscape Project: $553,392 awarded to Faros Property Management to make pedestrian improvements along Allegheny Circle, including sidewalk lighting, safety lighting, pedestrian benches and transit system digital signs for bus and rail stop locations/schedules to the public.
  • Irvine Street Sidewalk Upgrades: $200,000 to the City of Pittsburgh to construct sidewalks with raised curbs and ADA-compliant ramps along Irvine Street, from Greenfield Avenue to Hazelwood Avenue. The project also includes the addition of street and pedestrian lighting to provide a safe route for pedestrians and bicyclists in the Hazelwood, Oakland and Greenfield neighborhoods.
  • New Granada Square Infrastructure Improvements: $526,596 for sidewalk and streetscape improvements at the New Granada Square in the Hill District, including upgrades for visually impaired pedestrians, energy-efficient street lighting, new bus shelter and sidewalk restoration.

“These vital infrastructure investments not only ensure the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, but also improve the overall quality of life for all residents and visitors in our diverse communities,” said Wheatley.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority 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 the following link: https://dced.pa.gov/programs/multimodal-transportation-fund/.