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Grandview Avenue Platforms, Sidewalks, and Railing Repairs

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 22, 2019) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and Department of Public Works are announcing the beginning of an $805,363 reconstruction project along Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington.   

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure began restoration Monday, August 19, 2019, on three elevated sidewalk platforms along Grandview Avenue in Mount Washington. The work will be performed by the City’s contractor, A. Merante Contracting, Inc. The work will take place in the area between Ulysses Street and Maple Terrace. The project will replace the precast concrete slabs and sidewalks, perform concrete repairs, and clean and paint the railings on the platform areas. The project is estimated to be completed by November 27, 2019, weather permitting.   

The Department of Public Works is set to begin work along Grandview Avenue on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Approximately 1,400 feet of railing from Republic Street to the Trimont will be scraped and prepared to be painted black electrostatically. Vigliotti Landscape & Construction will perform the work. The project is estimated to take 4 to 6 weeks, weather permitting.   

Pedestrians will be detoured to the opposite side of the street throughout construction. There will be minimal lane disruption. During certain times of the process, there may be temporary lane closures on P.J. McArdle Roadway to ensure the safety of travelers; these closures will be announced in advance.   

“I want to thank the administration and our City departments for making these investments a priority. I also want to thank the community for their patience as we work towards a comprehensive plan for Grandview. Grandview Avenue is a scenic treasure of our city and one of the gems in District 2,” said Councilwoman Kail-Smith.  

“I want to thank all of those involved – the departments, Councilwoman Kail-Smith, and the residents  – for their dedication to ensuring these projects got off the ground. Grandview Avenue is a treasure to our city and our region, and we will continue to work with our partners to preserve this icon for generations to come,”  said Mayor William Peduto 


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Keyva Clark
Communication Analyst
Mayor's Office