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.
Week of August 30th
- Continuing installation of the stormwater infrastructure at the southeast corner of Negley Avenue and Woodmont Street
- Holding a coordination meeting with representatives from the Carriage House in preparation for work to begin at the mid-block portion of Solway Street
Week of September 6th
- In observance of Labor Day there will be no construction activity on September 6th
- Starting September 7th, excavation to construct the stormwater systems and form the planter walls at the mid-block portion of Solway Street will begin.
- Install handicap ramps at Negley Avenue and Woodmont Street
*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