Harrisburg, July 1, 2016 − The state’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) today approved more than $400,000 in grant funding to help complete a key bridge reconstruction project at Keystone Commons, state Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) said today.

“The grant funds approved today will be used to reconstruct the AWR Bridge at Keystone Commons,” Brewster said. “The ability to create jobs and spur development requires investment in our infrastructure.”

Brewster said the $433,250 in funding was approved through the CFA’s Multimodal Transportation Fund. He said the Regional Industrial Corporation (RIDC) requested the funding to improve the transportation network that serves the facility.

The McKeesport lawmaker serves as a member of the Senate Transportation Committee and is a member of the Port Authority of Allegheny County board. He said he is very supportive of transportation related projects and was pleased that this bridge work is being funded by the CFA.

“We have to continue making job creation a priority and seek state resources to help our region grow business and development,” Brewster said. “Funding from the CFA can help leverage more investment and development.”

Keystone Commons houses over 40 businesses and is a center for business activity. The facility is located in the former Westinghouse Electric plant.

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