Funding for PA Turnpike’s $2 Billion Mon-Fayette Expressway Appears to Be Locked in Despite Questions

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “Any attempt to repurpose the $2 billion set aside to build the Mon-Fayette Expressway would face a daunting hurdle because the Legislature was very specific in its earmarks. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission [last week] asked the Turnpike Commission whether the money earmarked for the 30-year-old project . . . could be spent on other transportation needs in the region. The Turnpike Commission responded by putting a halt to all engineering-design work on the 14-mile project in Allegheny County.”