We are constructing a network of stormwater "green streets" in Squirrel Hill to direct stormwater to recently improved infrastructure within Wightman Park.
Progress & Status
This project is located within the M-29 sewershed, also known as the Four Mile Run watershed. By capturing and managing stormwater, this project aims to reduce overflows of combined stormwater and sewage into the Monongahela River, flooding in the park, and basement sewage backups in the neighborhood.
- Stormwater retrofits on portions of Wightman Street, Woodmont Street, Negley Avenue, Solway Street, and Murray Avenue will capture and direct stormwater to the park while also enhancing pedestrian safety at intersections.
- The stormwater retrofits include the addition of curbed stormwater "bumpout" planters at intersections, channel drains that convey stormwater under the street between planters, and upgraded sewer inlets.
Wightman Park Stormwater Project: Phase Two
- Week of April 12: Contractor is continuing to install the stormwater system at Wightman and Solway streets.
- Week of April 19: The contractor will begin to install the underdrain and form the planter box, which are both part of the stormwater system at Wightman and Solway streets.
*Schedule could change due to weather, unforeseen site conditions, etc.
- This project is partially funded by ALCOSAN’s GROW grant program.
- February 23, 2021 Community Meeting: Presentation, Meeting Recording, and Meeting Notes
- August 5, 2020 Community Meeting: Presentation, Meeting Recording, and Meeting Notes
- More information about the overall park project is available on the City of Pittsburgh's Wightman Park Improvement Project website.
Locations & Schedule
Portions of Wightman Street, Woodmont Street, Negley Avenue, Solway Street, and Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill
Start Date: Construction expected to start in early 2021
Completion Date: Construction expected to be complete by the end of 2021