Wightman Park Stormwater Project: Phase Two

In Construction Stormwater

We are constructing a network of stormwater "green streets" in Squirrel Hill to direct stormwater to recently improved infrastructure within Wightman Park. 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. 

Progress & Status

99%
Construction Complete

Wightman Park Stormwater Project: Phase One

  • Constructed stormwater infrastructure within the improved park.

Wightman Park Stormwater Project: Phase Two

  • 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.

Construction Updates*

  • Construction of the stormwater project is complete as of September 2022.
  • We are in the process of getting approval to install a low-lying safety fence around the stormwater planter areas. 

*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:
Portions of Wightman Street, Woodmont Street, Negley Avenue, Solway Street, and Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill

Start Date: Construction started in April 2021. Murray Avenue and Solway Street intersection construction started April 2022.

Completion Date: Wightman Street, Woodmont Street, Negley Avenue, and Solway Street and some plantings completed by the end of 2021. Murray Avenue and Solway Street intersection and final plantings were completed by September 2022.

Map showing Wightman Park Phase II project and drainage area

Solway Street and Negley Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
United States

Project Contacts

If you have questions, please contact Public Affairs

Education and Outreach Associate :
Elaine Hinrichs
412-738-1887
ehinrichs@pgh2o.com