Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) will resume its standard paving and sidewalk replacement schedule for the 2023 construction season to bring work sites back to their original condition. Many sites that were on hold during the cold weather months will receive new asphalt, brick re-laying, sidewalk replacement, or landscaping work.
In efforts to spend ratepayer dollars efficiently, PWSA has dedicated $7.5 million of its 2023 capital budget to complete restoration of these construction sites in batches. This funding will address approximately 600 locations throughout the service area. Through PWSA work, residents receive the dual benefit of improved water and sewer services as well as new roadways and sidewalks.
”We thank Pittsburgh residents for their patience while we address outstanding concrete and paving work throughout our service area,” said PWSA Director of Engineering and Construction Barry King. “We will continue to work diligently to restore our work sites and provide up-to-date status information at pgh2o.com.”
PWSA’s Operations team completes many water and sewer repairs throughout the service area every day. After repair work is complete, crews will temporarily restore the site and submit it to the Restoration Team. These sites are collected and mapped by internal teams to be addressed at a later date. With construction season now underway, asphalt, concrete, and landscaping crews will move through the PWSA service area addressing work by ward.
Due to repair work that occurs during winter months, some restoration sites sit in a state of temporary restoration. PWSA will work through restoration backlog with the following criteria in mind:
- Age of location – we will address oldest sites first.
- Major intersections – we will prioritize high-traffic intersections to improve public safety where work has occurred.
- Primary roadways – we will prioritize roadways with the highest volume of traffic. Primary roads are defined as roads that carry major traffic movement between centers of population within the city or region.
Find PWSA Construction Near You
Customers can check restoration sites, and other PWSA construction, near their home or workplace by visiting our public project map. Simply search your address and select the project points on the map.
To stay up to date on our 2023 Restoration schedule, visit pgh2o.com/paving for daily locations.