Jan. 17, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced 10 projects in the 44th Legislative District received nearly $2.1 million in state grant funding from the Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund (GEDTF) program.

Gaydos worked with Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-Allegheny) to secure the funding.

“I am pleased that tax dollars are returning to our communities to help fund these important projects,” said Gaydos. “We must do everything in our power to keep people safe and secure, as well as give everyone the opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle. These projects will help to promote continuous improvements in services to better aid our residents.”

The projects in the 44th District awarded grants were:

• Sewickley Borough - $310,000 for improvements to the borough building, including repairs to a staircase landing. Additional funding will be used to update and renovate the parking lot.
• Glen Osborne Borough – $134,800 for cured in place pipelining of 3,180 linear feet to replace old and deteriorated eight-inch clay sanitary sewer pipe along Beaver Road from Davis Lane to Sycamore Road.
• Western Allegheny Community Library - $200,000 to remove four inches of existing asphalt and resurface the entire asphalt driveway and parking area. The funding will also be used to apply traffic paint when the asphalt project is completed. The final phase of the project will be to install safety guard/guide rail along perimeter parking spaces and hillside drop offs.
• Sewickley Borough - $100,000 for renovations of the Sweetwater Arts Center. The work includes the demolition of the first-floor classroom and adjacent women’s restroom, and second floor and third floor closet to create space for an elevator pad and shaft. In addition, there will be electrical, plumbing and painting work.
• Borough of Edgeworth - $500,000 for upgrades to the Beaver Road retaining wall which includes a soil nail retaining wall, sidewalk, roadway restoration and a pavement base drain.
• Moon Township - $150,000 for the Valley Ambulance Authority. The project will outfit all the employees with life-saving protective equipment when responding to an active shooter and other violent incidents.
• Haysville Borough - $200,000 for the Haysville Bridge and Road Repair Project. The work will include the removal of an existing stone wall, guardrail and excavation, as well as clearance and grubbing of an adjacent public right of way. The project will also include the construction of concrete culverts, milling and the installation of a jersey barrier wall.
• Moon Township - $123,760 for the Robert Morris University Campus Security Improvement project, which will address critical security needs for the safety of students, faculty and visitors.
• Leetsdale Borough - $228,000 to replace the existing deteriorated and hazardous Leetsdale Boat Launch Ramp.
• Crescent Township - $95,840 for Crescent Township roadway improvements. The work will consist of milling and resurfacing existing township-owned roadways.

The GEDTF program 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. The money comes from the tax assessed on slot games in casinos.

Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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