This project, in the Friendship/East Liberty neighborhood of the City of Pittsburgh, will replace approximately 3,600 feet of aging water main, providing more reliable water service to our customers. This site was scheduled for replacement after several water main breaks occurred over the past year. As part of the main replacement, we will replace all residential public water service lines, including lead water service lines, with a non-lead material.
Progress & Status
- As of July 27, work has been changed to take place during the daytime only. Crews will close the street, block-by-block, to complete water main installation. Detour signage, flaggers, and off-duty police will be on site to direct traffic.
- Crews will begin by verifying the material of water service lines connected to the old water main.
- Crews will then start to install the new water main along Baum Boulevard, starting at S. Graham Street. The old water main will be left in place.
- When the new water main is installed, crews will work to connect all service lines to the new water main.
The Project Information Sheet shared with residents at the pre-construction community meeting here.
Locations & Schedule
Baum Boulevard (S. Graham Street - S. Highland Avenue)
Start Date: June 8, 2020
Completion Date: September 1, 2020
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Traffic Patterns: One lane of traffic in each direction on Baum Boulevard (S. Graham Street - S. Highland Avenue) will be maintained throughout the project.