BRIDGEVILLE – Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington/Allegheny) today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) has approved $350,000 in flood-reduction projects for Bridgeville.
The funding came from the Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund (GEDTF) Program, which provides funding for single-year and multi-year projects that promote development in Allegheny County, including economic, infrastructure and community improvements, job training, public safety and public interest.
“These two projects will reduce the flooding potential in the borough and surrounding communities,” Ortitay said. “When we work together, we can get great results. I’d like to thank Bridgeville Council for helping to make this grant a reality. Bridgeville has had to deal with flooding for a long time. I am proud to have had the opportunity to assist with funding these projects and hope it is just the first steps in fixing this once and for all.”
The first grant, $100,000, will allow for the installation of three new storm-sewer inlets and about 500 feet of new 18-inch concrete storm-sewer pipe along Bower Hill Road in order to control stormwater runoff. The other grant, $250,000, will go toward work to alleviate flooding by removing existing debris and sediment from McLaughlin Run, installing a trash rack in the channel and regrading an adjacent borough field to provide additional storage volume.
The 46th Legislative District includes Collier and South Fayette townships and Bridgeville, Heidelberg, McDonald and Oakdale boroughs in Allegheny County. It also encompasses Canton, Cecil, Mt. Pleasant, Robinson and Smith townships and Burgettstown, McDonald and Midway boroughs in Washington County.
Representative Jason Ortitay
46th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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