Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) applauded the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to award nearly $10 million to the City of Pittsburgh to help protect against landslides at Mount Washington.
 
Senator Toomey said:
 
“Just about every motorist from in and around Pittsburgh has experienced the misery of a Mount Washington road closure. These funds will help to stabilize the hillside and keep traffic flowing between Mount Washington, the South Side, and Duquesne Heights. I was happy to support the City of Pittsburgh’s application for this grant and I thank FEMA for approving it.”
 
The City of Pittsburgh’s Resilient Infrastructure: Mount Washington Mitigation Plan is centered around three critical and vulnerable hillsides on Mount Washington: Grandview Avenue, William Street, and Greenleaf Street. The cost of the entire project is $13,331,000. This FEMA grant will cover 75 percent of the cost or $9,998,250.