Harrisburg, March 26, 2024 – Today, Sen. Jim Brewster and Rep. Matthew Gergely announced a $1.8 million Multimodal Transportation grant for the City of McKeesport.

McKeesport was awarded the grant to replace the Versailles Avenue Viaduct Bridge.

“I am happy to see the state investing in local projects, especially this long-awaited bridge replacement,” said Senator Brewster. “The Versailles Avenue Bridge is a lifeline for our local communities so this funding will improve transportation while revitalizing our infrastructure.”

The bridge is an important connector serving the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, Twin Rivers Elementary-Middle School, McKeesport Little Theater and other destinations in McKeesport’s Sixth Ward.

“Senator Brewster and I have made securing the funding to replace this bridge a top priority,” said Representative Gergely. “This is a much-needed project, and I am looking forward to seeing these funds invested in the Mon Valley.”

The grant was approved during a meeting today in the Capitol by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), an independent agency of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development, which is responsible for administering the Commonwealth’s economic stimulus packages.