PITTSBURGH, PA (November 11, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh is dedicating more than $1.8 million to address landslides around Riverview Park.
The Office of Management and Budget has earmarked $1,878,960 in Regional Asset District (RAD) capital funds for the park, which is will be used for upgrades and geotechnical studies of various hillsides.
The first site that the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will be addressing is the hillside near the park’s Chapel Shelter.
"Residents are eager to see the Chapel Shelter landslide and collapsing portion of Riverview Avenue fixed so they can get back to enjoying Riverview Park,” Councilman Bobby Wilson said. “I am relieved the City has been able to maintain this essential funding to move forward with the remediation of the Chapel Shelter landslide, and am thrilled that this administration was able to identify additional funding to address other landslides in the park.”
Roughly $1 million of the funding will be used for the Chapel Shelter site and the remaining funds will be for conducting geotechnical studies elsewhere.
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