Since the beginning of the year, PWSA’s project team has been preparing for an extensive water main replacement project taking place on Forbes and Fifth Avenues this May. The project will replace water mains on the two streets, beginning in the Central Business District, and stretching up to Oakland, underneath the Birmingham Bridge. This project will install new water mains and new service lines for customers on the streets ahead of the Allegheny County Port Authority’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project, which will take place in the coming years. Other utilities like Peoples Gas and Duquesne Light Company are also upgrading utilities in the streets before the BRT begins.
- March 31st, Uptown Partners Spring Community Meeting –PWSA spoke to residents and community leaders in Uptown about the project scope, traffic control plans, and lead service line replacements that will take place as part of the work.
- April 1st, Uptown Task Force Monthly Meeting – PWSA’s project team met with business stakeholders in the Central Business District and Uptown to discuss the impacts of the project.
- April 6th, Uptown Anchors Coordination Meeting – PWSA’s project team met with local stakeholders and other entities like Peoples Gas and the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure to better understand the various construction schedules that will be implemented in the area.
PWSA’s water main replacements on Forbes and Fifth Avenues are slated to begin in early May of this year.
For more information on the project, visit pgh2o.com/ForbesFifthWaterMains.