Post-Gazette: City releases stimulus package wish list – Bike/ped projects mentioned

The Department of Public Safety wants $40 million to renovate its facilities citywide. The Riverlife Task Force wants $18 million to construct walkways on the West End Bridge, plus funds to stabilize parts of the Allegheny River’s banks, restore part of Point State Park, and improve trails, among other things.

Among the smaller items by dollar value are the renovation of the Beechview Senior Center, a walkway near the new Penguins arena, and a pedestrian bridge in East Liberty.

City releases stimulus package wish list

Thursday, December 18, 2008
By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today released a list of 110 projects totaling $1.07 billion for which the city could seek federal stimulus package support.

Tops on the list, dollar-wise, were water projects, including the need for $180 million to make changes needed to reduce the flow of sewage into the rivers. Another $252 million would go for installing new disinfection systems in the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s plant, constructing tanks and eliminating a microfiltration plant at the Highland Park Reservoir, and replacement of old or undersized water mains. Read more»

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