Pittsburgh, Pa. − November 12, 2019 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams announced today that over $3.4 million in grant funding will go to projects within Senate District 38. Funding for these projects comes from the Allegheny County Gaming Economic Development Fund (GEDF) and the Pennsylvania DCED Multimodal Transportation Program.
“From improving our roadways, to remediating landslides, to providing our communities with safe recreation spaces, these grants will improve the neighborhoods that we all live in,” said Senator Williams. “I was proud to advocate for all of these projects at both the state and county level, and I appreciate the variety of projects that were able to be funded during this grant cycle.”
One of the projects funded today will be the reconstruction of Low Grade Road through Cheswick Borough, Harmar Township, and Springdale Township. This project will include clearing trees, improving drainage, and repairs to the road, which serves as a major thoroughfare for residents, as well as two major manufacturing facilities.
Another project receiving funding today is the planning and construction of a multi-use loop trail at Hampton Community Park. The Hampton Community Park Trail will create an immediate local trail destination, with future expansion plans to connect with the nearby Rachel Carson Trail, adding to the regional draw of our local trail systems.
Other GEDF projects funded today in Senator Williams’ district include:
- $100,000 to West Deer Township to renovate and make repairs at Bairdford Park;
- $120,000 to the Upper Allegheny Joint Sanitary Authority for sewer cleaning and video inspection in Tarentum Borough, Harrison Township, Brackenridge Borough, and East Deer Township;
- $125,000 to Marshall Township and the Brad-Mar-Pine Athletic Association for renovations at the Neil Walker Field;
- $150,000 to East Deer Township for a water and sewer improvement project;
- $173,316 to Springdale Borough for the replacement of 40 street lights along Pittsburgh Street;
- $200,000 to Brackenridge for the construction of a public works garage;
- $200,000 to Fawn Township for reconstruction on Metz Road;
- $200,000 to Richland Township for improvements at Richland Community Park;
- $200,000 to Ross Township for slide rehabilitation and stabilization on Hanaway Road;
- $250,000 to Vincentian Academy for upgrades to the heating and cooling systems at the Vincentian Home in Ross Township;
- $250,000 to the Ingomar Franklin Park Little League for renovations to Wall Park in McCandless Township; and
- $250,000 to the Pine-Richland School District for installation of new multi-sport synthetic turf on Field 6.
Multimodal Transportation Program grants funded today in Senator Williams’ district are:
- $278,810 to McCandless Township for the Grubbs Road Sidewalk connectivity project;
- $406,048 to McCandless Township for the Route 19 sidewalk extension project; and
- $151,978 to Marshall Township to improve school connectivity on Wexford Run Road.