The Maryland Avenue Stormwater Improvement Project will use cost-effective green stormwater solutions throughout Shadyside to reduce runoff entering the combined sewer system. These stormwater solutions will be constructed within the public right of way (public streets and sidewalks).
Progress & Status
- Capture and store stormwater runoff before it reaches our overwhelmed combined sewer system
- Reduce combined sewer overflows in the A-22 sewershed
- Reduce basement backups and neighborhood flooding
Phase One: Howe Street and Kentucky Avenue
- Permeable pavers, storm inlets, and underground stone storage will be installed in the parking lane between South Negley Avenue and College Street.
- PWSA coordinated with City Forestry to protect healthy mature street trees and replace removed trees.
- Week of September 6: Excavate and install underground stone storage area on the north 5800 block of Kentucky Avenue.
- Week of September 13: Continue excavating and installing underground stone storage area on the north 5800 block of Kentucky Avenue.
- This project is partially funded by ALCOSAN’s GROW grant program.
Locations & Schedule
The project area is located near Kentucky Avenue, South Negley Avenue and Summerlea Street, Alder Street, and South Highland Avenue. The first phase of the project includes Howe Street and Kentucky Avenue between South Negley Avenue and College Street.
Start Date: Phase One Start: Late June 2021
Completion Date: Phase One Completion Expected Spring 2022
Please report flooding issues to PWSA Dispatch
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If you have questions, please contact the Project Manager