Fifth and Forbes Water Main Replacement Project

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This project - spanning across the Central Business District, Uptown, and Oakland - will replace over two miles of water mains on Forbes Avenue and Fifth Avenue. As part of this work, we will replace any lead service lines found while replacing the water mains.

Progress & Status

Construction Complete

Crews are currently working at the following locations:

  • Fifth Avenue
    • Sixth Avenue - Chatham Square: new water main is being tested
    • Chatham Square - Magee Street: water main is being constructed 
    • Magee Street - Stevenson Street: new water main is being tested
    • Stevenson Street - Birmingham Bridge: service lines are being installed
  • Forbes Avenue
    • Sixth Avenue - Magee Street: new water main is being tested
    • Magee Street - Van Braam Street: water main is being constructed
    • Van Braam Street - Seneca Street: sidewalks are being restored
    • Seneca Street - Moultrie Street: new water main is being tested
    • Moultrie Street - Birmingham Bridge: water main is being constructed 

Work on these streets will begin with service line inspections, which will help crews to identify lead service lines. Property owners will be contacted if they have a lead service line to coordinate replacement at no cost. Work will be done in block-to-block increments and crews will maintain one lane of traffic on both Fifth Avenue and Forbes Avenue throughout construction.


PWSA has attended the following meetings in preparation for the Fifth and Forbes Project:

  • Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) and Uptown Partners on Tuesday, January 26, 2021  To view the presentation, click here.
  • Uptown Partners Spring Meeting on Wednesday, March 31. 2021. To view the presentation, click here.

Locations & Schedule

Location Details:
Forbes Avenue, Fifth Avenue

Start Date: May 2021

Completion Date: May 2022

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, hours may vary

Traffic Patterns: Street will be restricted to one lane of traffic during work. Crews will work one block at a time.

Forbes Avenue & Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact

Construction Communications Project Manager :
Mora McLaughlin