Three local communities were awarded a total of $461,874 in state Multimodal Transportation Fund grants in support of transportation and infrastructure projects, according to Senator Joe Pittman (R-41).
Projects in Leechburg and North Apollo boroughs in Armstrong County and in Upper Burrell Township, Westmoreland County, were among 43 highway, bridge, rail, and bike and pedestrian projects in 21 counties selected for $45.9 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.
“These grants represent significant investments by the state on projects that will ultimately provide substantial benefits in the Kiski Valley,” Senator Pittman said. “The Leechburg grant builds on previous state PENNVEST funding to the community. Taken individually, these projects will greatly improve the infrastructure and the quality of life in their respective communities. When you consider the combined impact, they take another significant step in furthering our region’s attractiveness as a place to do business as well as live and raise a family.”
Leechburg will receive $294,135 to mill and repave approximately 1.1 miles of roadway. The roads to be restored for this project include roads that were impacted by the recent PENNVEST- funded project for MS4 throughout the borough.
“I’m pleased to see funds from this program will be used to improve the condition of roads in Leechburg and North Apollo,” said Representative Jason Silvis (R-55). “Rough roads can cause costly damage and reduce the lifespan of vehicles. In addition, deterioration can result in unsafe conditions that end up resulting in more high-priced repairs at a later date.”
North Apollo Borough will receive $84,539 for the restoration of Oakwood Avenue, which has surpassed its useful life and has been deteriorating due to old age and improper stormwater drainage.
Upper Burrell Township will receive $83,200 for the installation of new guide rail and replacement of existing guide rail on roadways in the township.
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