PITTSBURGH, PA (August 24, 2016) – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced that 41 streets have been added to this year’s paving program.
The 41 new streets, totaling approximately 3.7 additional miles of paving, are in neighborhoods throughout the city, including: Beechview, Bloomfield, Brighton Heights, Crafton Heights, Crawford Roberts, East Hills, Homewood North, Lincoln Place, Lower Lawrenceville, Manchester, Mt. Washington, Overbrook, Point Breeze North, Point Breeze, Shadyside, Sheraden, Southside Flats, Southside Slopes, Spring Hill, Squirrel Hill North, Squirrel Hill South, Stanton Heights, Summer Hill, Swisshelm Park, Upper Hill, Upper Lawrenceville, Uptown, West End and Westwood.
The additional projects are available to the public via the Department of Public Works Street Paving Program website. The site includes an interactive map that details the city’s current paving plan. All additional streets will be scheduled for completion with DPW’s paving contractor prior to the end of the 2016 season.
There are no additional costs associated with the additional projects.
Two major projects originally planned for 2016 have been rescheduled for 2017, in coordination with upcoming utility projects which freed up approximately $300,000 in the 2016 paving budget. Centre Avenue will now be repaved in 2017 in coordination with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and N. Neville St. will be paved following planned work scheduled by Peoples Natural Gas. All of the other funding for additional 2016 projects is coming from lower than expected costs for previously completed 2016 projects and savings related to cooperation with utilities on joint projects.
The total budget allocated for the 2016 program is $14,887,943 (increased from $12,250,000 in 2015) and includes $240,000 of Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD) funds.