ARAD and DCED grants; plus trail user update
Two pieces of good funding news for the ongoing restoration of Allegheny Landing:
Riverlife is pleased to announce that the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s $91.2 million budget of 2014 grant funding for regional assets includes $50,000 for restoration of the Three Rivers Heritage Trail at Allegheny Landing on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. The Heritage Trail restoration at Allegheny Landing is one of is one of two trail improvement projects to receive funding through the Allegheny Land Trust which also received $70,000 for the Montour Trail Extension to Coraopolis. A full list of regional asset grant funding is available at ARAD’s website.
Additionally, $100,000 from the PA Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Greenways, Trails and Recreation program was awarded to Riverlife on November 21 for the overall park restoration.
Allegheny Landing is one of the nation’s oldest riverfront sculpture parks and a critical trail connection for the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, North Shore Riverwalk and Three Rivers Park. Located on the north bank of the Allegheny River between the Roberto Clemente and Andy Warhol (6th and 9th Street) Bridges, Allegheny Landing is undergoing a comprehensive renovation to restore the waterfront dock, public artwork, trail, landscaping and public plaza after years of deterioration and deferred maintenance.
Project and Trail Detour Update (1/6/2014):
The majority of the work on the dock restoration at Allegheny Landing (phase 1 of the overall Allegheny Landing restoration project) has been completed. The dock and lower trail are both open as final construction punch list items are completed the week of January 6, 2014. Trail users are urged to use caution in this area as construction or maintenance vehicles may be present as work concludes.