Tribune Review: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to visit Pittsburgh to announce federal infrastructure funds

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to visit Pittsburgh on Friday to announce a $142 million federal funds for the city’s infrastructure.

He’s expected to join federal, local and state leaders, including U.S. Sen. John Fetterman and U.S. Reps. Chris Deluzio and Summer Lee to celebrate the investment, which aims to improve infrastructure on the Interstate 376 corridor, officials said in a news release.

The federal dollars will go to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission to fund rehabilitation of 10 bridges along the I-376 corridor of Pittsburgh.

It also will help cover costs of a new flood wall in Downtown Pittsburgh to fix flooding problems in an area known as “the bathtub,” which is prone to emergency closures. The project seeks to improve traffic management and reduce costly recurring maintenance in the flood-prone area, officials said.

The funding comes from the INFRA and Mega grant programs, funded through President Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law, which the president announced Thursday in Wisconsin.

Buttigieg also is expected to participate in a town hall focused on the next generation of transportation infrastructure with Carnegie Mellon University students.

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