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State grant to help fund turn lane for Route 22 development in Murrysville

Patrick Varine
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Ken Reabe | For the Tribune-Review
Murrysville secured a nearly $1 million grant from the state to help pay for traffic improvements along Route 22.

Murrysville officials secured a grant that could be worth up to nearly $971,000 to help pay for construction of a westbound turn lane on Route 22 to accommodate plans for a 46-acre mixed used development that will include the expansion of Dedicated Nursing Associates.

The developer, Bushy Run Investments, is proposing to use the traffic impact fees they’d be assessed as a credit toward future traffic improvements, according to Murrysville Chief Administrator Jim Morrison.

The development is proposed near the intersection of Route 22 and Manor Road, with four phases: 1. A Dedicated Nursing Associates corporate campus and restaurant; 2. A sports medicine facility and retail space; 3. Town homes and a park area; and 4. Dedicated Nursing Associates office buildings, according to Murrysville Planning Commission minutes.

Dedicating Nursing is a medical staffing and home care firm.

The grant comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development and Murrysville officials will work with PennDOT “to make sure the design and construction of the improvements … will move forward as efficiently as possible,” DCED Secretary Dennis Davin wrote in a letter to the municipality.

The development is anticipated to result in the creation of 500 new jobs and private investment totaling more than $50 million, according to the DCED letter.

Morrison said the project is progressing.

“Everything’s in place and we’re waiting on the developer to move forward there,” Morrison said.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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