HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) today announced that his office has secured a grant for Marshall Township to help pay for expanding the township’s pedestrian network to the Marshall Campus of the North Allegheny School District.
The Multimodal Transportation Fund Grant of $151,978 from the Commonwealth Financing Authority will enable the township to build trails and sidewalks to provide access to the school campus and to connect the Blueberry Hill Retirement Community, the Covenant Community Church, several single-family homes and two residential neighborhoods. The project meets goals outlined in the township’s comprehensive plan and its Comprehensive Park, Recreation and Open Space Plan.
“Marshall Township is grateful to the Commonwealth Financing Authority and DCED (Department of Community and Economic Development) for funding this important project. Providing pedestrian connectivity to the Marshall Campus of the NASD along Wexford Run Road will be a benefit to our residents, and we are thankful to Speaker Turzai for his support of this project,” said Township Manager Julie P. Bastianini.
“I am pleased that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved this grant,” Turzai said. “The new trails and sidewalks will provide safe, pedestrian access to 1,730 students and to the residents of Blueberry Hill. Plus, it’s a vital link for the Commodore Perry Regional Trail.”
Total project cost is $217,111. The township has secured matching funds of $65,133.
Representative Mike Turzai
Speaker of the House
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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