Letters of Support
"I am writing to express my strongest support for Butler County’s Gateway 228 Project and request for $24.3 million through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Discretionary Grants Program. Butler County is proposing $43.7 million in transportation improvements along two parts of Gateway 228 that have demonstrated significant safety and congestion issues - Balls Bend in rural Middlesex Township and Haines School-Commonwealth in Cranberry Township"..."Today’ s insufficient capacity and increasing safety problems along Route 228 are impeding the economic viability of this vital corridor."
-Chairman Representative Shuster (Full Letter)
“Due to the county’s rural setting, a reliable and safe roadway network is vital to economic development and job growth. The requested funds will connect rural residents to suburban employment centers, impacting the flexibility and mobility of the workforce”
-Pat Toomey – U.S. Senator (Full Letter)
“Route 228 is the primary transportation corridor connecting residents to emerging employment opportunities in the region, including Shell Company’s planned ethane crack plant in neighboring Beaver County.
-Mike Kelly – U.S. Congressman (Full Letter)
“A successful BUILD grant will allow Butler County to improve safety and capacity, and create new opportunities for access to rural areas along on of the busiest corridors in Butler County, State Route 228.”
-Joseph P Dubovi, III, P.E. – PennDOT (Full Letter)
“A successful BUIL grant will reduce congressional along this pinch point of Route 228/Freedom Road, thereby increasing capacity for new business operations”
-Todd Brosko, Director Global Real Estate & Facilities – Westinghouse (Full Letter)