HARRISBURG, April 21, 2021 – Community projects in the 45th Senate District will receive more than $1.2 million in state grants, Sen. Jim Brewster announced today.

“Local officials are working hard to improve their communities while protecting taxpayers,” Brewster said. “I’m honored to work with them and support their applications for state funding that will move their communities forward.”

The grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority today at a meeting in Harrisburg.

The City of New Kensington will receive a $375,000 grant for its “Complete Streets Program” in the downtown.  The project will repair sidewalks with crosswalks and ADA ramps, stormwater systems including lines, manholes, and inlets and will construct a transit hub with the ability to service two mass transit buses concurrently. New bike lanes will be installed along with pedestrian lighting. Streetscape improvements include bike racks, trash receptacles, and necessary landscaping.

The City of Arnold will receive $200,000 for safety improvements along Rankin Street, from Constitution Boulevard to Woodmont Avenue. The roadway will be re-surfaced and ADA-compliant curb ramps will be installed along the stretch of road. Additionally, any sidewalk areas that are in poor condition will be replaced.

Allegheny County will receive $300,000 to remove sediment and vegetation from Turtle Creek in Pitcairn Borough.

Other grants approved today were:

  • City of Clairton, $143,394 for Clairton City Park Green Infrastructure
  • City of Duquesne, $25,000 for the  Polish Hill Playground Project
  • East McKeesport Borough, $25,000 for Josephine Playground improvements
  • East Pittsburgh Borough, $50,000 for the Trax Playground Project
  • Plum Borough, $138,314 for Renton Park improvements
  • Braddock Borough, $27,931 for 11th Street Boat Dock Feasibility Study