Pittsburgh, Pa. − July 17, 2020 − Representative Frank Dermody and Senator Lindsey M. Williams announced that Harrison Township will receive a $3 million grant from the PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund.
Multimodal Transportation Fund grants are awarded to local projects that develop or enhance community transportation assets and improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor traffic. The program was created by Act 89 of 2013.
The Harrison Township project will focus on improvements to the intersection of Route 366 and Pleasant Avenue by:
- Constructing a new turning lane northbound from Route 28;
- Separating the bypass ramp from the intersection by constructing a barrier;
- Extending the northbound ramp through the intersection;
- Constructing a new left turn lane to serve traffic destined for Pleasant Avenue
- Adding new traffic signals.
“The Senator and I worked together to deliver this support from the state for important improvements to the intersection that will keep traffic moving better,” said Rep. Dermody. “It’s a key component to developing new park land and a business park to be built around a restored Silver Lake with land committed to recreational space and trails. The Harrison Point business park could result in more than 1,500 new jobs when complete, so getting the state’s help to move it forward is very exciting news.”
“My office has been working closely with Representative Dermody and the entire Harrison Township community to improve transportation in the area,” said Senator Williams. “I’m excited to see this project receive the funding it needs to move forward, as it will improve access and safety for residents throughout the Allegheny Valley.”