Armstrong County Receives $764,755 State Grant

Armstrong County will receive a $764,755 grant from the state Multimodal Transportation Fund grant program, according to Senator Don White. Armstrong will use the money for projects across the county, including paving in Parks Township; bridge replacement in Kittanning Township; traffic signal replacement in Leechburg, and road improvements in West Franklin.

“This grant is a significant investment by the state that will ultimately provide substantial benefits across Armstrong County,” Senator White said. “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 Armstrong County’s attractiveness as a place to do business as well as live and raise a family.”

The Kittanning Township project involves the replacement of the Pyrra Road Bridge. The Leechburg project involves the replacement of the traffic signal at Third and Main streets. The West Franklin Township project includes improvements to Hindman Hill Road. The Parks Township project includes paving of portions of Bee, Elm, Forest, Nesbit, Orchard, State and Urban streets; Crawford and Highland avenues; and Dalmation, Manor and Pleasant View drives.

The local grant was part of $44.5 million awarded statewide for highway, bridge, transit, aviation, and bike and pedestrian projects in 23 counties. The Multimodal Transportation Fund program was made possible by Act 89. Act 89 increased transit funding and established dedicated multimodal funding for aviation, passenger rail, rail freight, port and bicycle-pedestrian projects. 

 

Contact:         Jeremy Dias    jdias@pasen.gov