HARRISBURG, Sept. 18 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, announced the Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded $194,242 to McKees Rocks, in addition to $100,000 given to the borough to rehabilitate four pedestrian stairways.
Deasy said the $194,242 will help redirect stormwater runoff from the combined sewer system along Gardner and Catherine streets. The projected total project cost is $319,376.
“The project includes changing the flow of five catch basins to an underground infiltration tank that is proposed to be located on borough property at the Rangers Field Park,” Deasy said. “Anytime we make upgrades to our sewer systems, it improves safety to our residents and environment.”
As for the McKees Rocks project, Deasy said it includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of four pedestrian stairways. The cost includes the demolition of concrete, handrails, drainage, surveys, and design. The project is scheduled to begin in October and is expected to be completed by November 2019.
“This is wonderful news for the McKees Rocks Borough,” Deasy said. “This grant is the second phase in overhauling our pedestrian stairways in order to make them safer for our residents who will utilize them.”