Infrastructure Improvements Coming to Obey Street

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 26, 2021) The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and the City Department of Mobility and Infrastructure are pleased to announce infrastructure improvements to Obey Street to address stormwater runoff issues in the corridor. 

The PWSA Board of Directors today approved $575,000 in funding to install approximately 365 linear feet of 36-inch storm sewer, 140 linear feet of 18-inch storm sewer and 135 linear feet of 15-inch storm sewer, as well as the requisite manholes and inlets on the Street. 

Final restoration of the site will be conducted by DOMI, which has already done much work in the area. 

“I’m happy that PWSA is working with the City to address the longstanding issues on this street and I know residents will be too. I want to thank the authority board and the Peduto administration for their cooperation on this effort,” Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith said. 

“We are hopeful that with the work accomplished by Public Works, the proposed grading and paving by DOMI, and PWSA’s additional infrastructure, that we can lessen the impact of the runoff,” PWSA CEO Will Pickering said. 

PWSA expects to start construction in mid April and complete it by the end of June.

The DOMI Paving division paved Cleat Way (above Obey Street) in fall of 2020 to control runoff from that street. The DPW construction division also installed dura-hold walls with perforated pipe drainage to capture groundwater seeping out of the hillside and transmit it directly into the sewer system on Obey Street. 

After PWSA does their work, DOMI will complete paving on Obey Street and Magnus Street. 



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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office