On Wednesday, August 5th, we hosted an online community meeting about Phase Two of the Wightman Park Stormwater Project. Approximately 16 people attended to learn about the project status, updated design, and the anticipated construction schedule.
Phase One is a joint effort of the City of Pittsburgh and PWSA. Construction of amenities and stormwater infrastructure in Wightman Park is expected to be complete later this fall.
Phase Two will convey stormwater from the neighborhood to the park. Landscaped planters will intercept stormwater along Solway Street at Wightman Street, Negley Avenue, and Murray Avenue, and at Woodmont Street and Negley Avenue. A long planter will also be installed in front of the school on Solway Street with a passenger step out zone.
Phase Two construction is expected to start in spring 2021 and continue through fall 2021.
PWSA is investing $3.3 million in total for both phases to manage stormwater from almost 30 acres. The overall project will provide enhanced park drainage and water features, improved pedestrian safety and accessibility, new street trees, upgraded storm inlets, and improved sewer performance.
Attendees were receptive of the updated Phase Two designs and excited about the upcoming completion of Phase One. There were questions about gutter downspouts, recent curb cuts, one-way streets, potential volunteer landscape maintenance, and other infrastructure changes during Phase Two construction.
More information is available at pgh2o.com/wightman-park-2.