Western Pa. to get $3M in federal grants for pedestrian, bicycle projects |

Western Pa. to get $3M in federal grants for pedestrian, bicycle projects

Six Western Pennsylvania projects are receiving a combined $3 million in federal grant money to help pay for pedestrian and bicycle transportation projects, PennDOT said.

The city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority is receiving the largest grant, a $946,680 award to make pedestrian and safety improvements at an intersection as part of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ larger project to redevelop the former Civic Arena site.

Other grant recipients: Slippery Rock Township in Butler County, $661,250, to create a pedestrian crossing and make other improvements along Kiester Road; Buffalo Township in Butler County, $426,880, to make improvements along the Butler-Freeport Community Trail; Pittsburgh Public Works, $384,000, to rebuild the Joncaire Street Steps in Oakland; Sharpsburg, $383,781, to complete work related to the River Towns Bike-Pedestrian Trail; and Westmoreland County, $250,000, to create a 3.8-mile trail along a former railroad corridor.

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