– Rep. Carrie Lewis DelRosso (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) thanks Sen. Jim Brewster (R-Allegheny/Westmoreland) for working to secure two grants: $375,000 for the City of New Kensington’s Complete Streets Program and $200,000 for the revitalization of Rankin Street in Arnold.
“Many thanks to Sen. Brewster for the work he did to send more than half a million dollars to the 33rd District to improve our infrastructure. The funding is desperately needed for both projects, so the money will be used properly. I am eager to see the improvements!” Lewis DelRosso said.
The City of New Kensington, in cooperation with the Municipal Sanitary Authority of New Kensington, will repair stormwater systems and sidewalks with crosswalks and ADA ramps. It will also construct a transit hub with the ability to service two mass transit buses concurrently. New bike lanes and pedestrian lighting will be installed. Streetscape improvements include bike racks, trash receptacles and necessary landscaping. Repairs and construction will occur along several streets in the downtown area spanning from 11th Street to the north, 7th Street to the south, Allegheny Valley Railroad to the east and Industrial Boulevard to the west.
The Arnold project includes roadway and pedestrian safety improvements along Rankin Street from Constitution Boulevard to Woodmont Avenue. The roadway will be resurfaced and ADA-compliant curb ramps will be installed along the stretch of the road. Any sidewalk areas that are in poor condition will be replaced.
The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth.