Thomas & McPherson Stormwater Project

In Construction Stormwater

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

Progress & Status

Construction Complete

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

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

Water Main Improvements

  • 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.

Construction Updates*

  • Week of November 22: Continue restoring Belgian block, topsoil, and landscaping on the 6700 and 6800 blocks of Thomas Boulevard.
  • Week of November 29: Continue restoring medians on the 6700 and 6800 blocks of Thomas Boulevard. Cleaning up in preparation for winter pause in construction. 

*Schedule could change due to weather, unforeseen site conditions, etc.

Financial Partners

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

Additional Information:

Locations & Schedule

Location Details:
6700-6800 Thomas and McPherson boulevards, North Linden and North Dallas avenues from McPherson to Thomas boulevards, and Starling Way

Start Date: Design: January 2019. Construction on Thomas Boulevard: August 2021. Rest of Construction: Spring 2022

Completion Date: Design: Fall 2020. Construction on Thomas Boulevard: End of 2021. Rest of Construction: End of 2022.

Work Schedule: 7 AM to 5 PM Monday-Friday.

Traffic Patterns: Traffic signs and detours posted, with flaggers on site during active construction. Streets will not be closed during morning and afternoon commute.

Map of Thomas and McPherson Stormwater Project 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 Bennett
412-885-8800 ext. 8035

If you have questions, please contact Public Affairs

Senior Manager, Public Affairs :
Rebecca Zito