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Allegheny County loan will help East Deer complete 3 projects

Brian C. Rittmeyer
Brian C. Rittmeyer | Tribune-Review
The bridge over Crawford Run in East Deer fully opened to traffic on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.

East Deer will borrow $100,000 from Allegheny County to pay for its share of grants for several projects.

More than half the money — $53,000 — will pay for East Deer’s share of relocating a waterline last year to accommodate the Rapid Bridge Replacement project on Freeport Road over Crawford Run in front of the Sheetz convenience store.

The township was responsible for 25% of the roughly $212,000 project, township Commissioner Tony Taliani said.

Work on replacing a second bridge on Freeport Road, in front of the post office, is still underway.

About $20,000 will cover the township’s share of an $80,000 grant going toward modernizing traffic lights at Second Street and Freeport Road.

Taliani said the township is replacing the existing signals with new, larger LED lights.

Another $20,000 from the loan will go toward a $100,000 renovation at East Deer Memorial Park.

Among the work there is to patch cracks in the tennis courts, tear down the press box at the baseball field, renovate the dugouts and concession stand, and do some electrical work.

The borrowed money was obtained through Allegheny County’s Authorization for Improvements in Municipalities fund. The terms on the low-interest loan have yet to be announced.

Allegheny County is loaning municipalities nearly $1 million in this year’s program.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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