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PITTSBURGH, PA (February 18, 2019) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure is pleased to announce the commencement of construction of the Diana Street wall and street following several months of extensive geotechnical analysis and engineering design. The $900,000 project will remediate a significant landslide that occurred in February 2018 requiring the closure of a short segment of Diana Street in the vicinity of Ives Way.
Diana Street construction will begin today and last approximately six months. The community will initially see construction staging followed by clearance of the vegetation and preparation of the slope prior to construction of the wall.
Diana Street is one of several streets affected by landslides over the last year of record breaking wet weather. Like the $1 million response to the Greenleaf Street landslide in West End last year, this represents a significant investment in slide remediation. Several smaller projects have been completed over the past year with a number more in design. More than $8 million of local capital will be invested this year to protect and restore public rights of way.