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