Thomas & McPherson Stormwater Project

In Planning Stormwater

We are designing cost-effective and efficient stormwater solutions in this area of North Point Breeze to capture, hold, and slowly release stormwater runoff.

Progress & Status

90%
Design Complete

This area flows to the A-42 Sewershed; one of the largest sewersheds and highest combined sewer overflow contributors to the overall sewer system. This project aims to manage runoff from 12 impervious acres in the surrounding area.

Phase One Stormwater Solutions:

  • Gravel stormwater storage under the medians of Thomas and McPherson Boulevards
  • Permeable paver parking lanes along North Linden Avenue with underground gravel stormwater storage
  • Gravel stormwater storage under the road along North Dallas Avenue
  • Permeable paver "green alley" with underground gravel stormwater storage in Starling Way

In coordination with the stormwater project, we will replace the existing water mains on McPherson Boulevard and all public and private lead service lines along McPherson Boulevard between Fifth Avenue and North Dallas Avenue and along North Linden and North Dallas avenues from McPherson to Thomas boulevards. By coordinating the stormwater, water main replacement, and lead service line replacement projects, we will minimize disruptions and more efficiently manage costs.

Financial Partners

  • This project is partially funded by ALCOSAN’s GROW grant program.

Additional Information:

Locations & Schedule

Location Details:
Thomas and McPherson boulevards, side streets, and South Linden Avenue from Penn Avenue to Fennimore Street. Phase One: 6700-6800 Thomas and McPherson boulevards, North Linden and North Dallas avenues from McPherson to Thomas boulevards, and Starling Way

Start Date: Project Planning & Design: January 2019. Phase One Construction: Anticipated to begin Spring 2021.

Completion Date: Project Planning & Design: Fall 2020. Phase One Construction: Anticipated to take one year and end in Winter 2021.

Map of the Thomas and McPherson Stormwater Project boundary area in North Point Breeze

Thomas Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact the Project Manager

Project Manager :
Ana Flores
412-885-8800 ext. 8035
aflores@pgh2o.com

If you have questions, please contact Public Affairs

Communications Project Manager :
Rebecca Zito
412-676-6684
rzito@pgh2o.com