Wenzell Avenue at Carnahan Road Reopens with Upgrades and Improvements

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 4, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI), Mayor William Peduto and City Council President Theresa Kail-Smith have announced the reopening of Wenzell Avenue at Carnahan Road in the Banksville neighborhood following a $4.6 million improvement project at the intersection.  

The project included extensive improvements including a bridge replacement on Carnahan, upgrade and replacement of the traffic signal, widening the intersection to install turn lanes, street resurfacing, drainage improvements, new sidewalks, curb ramps and street markings. The improvements are designed to increase safety and traffic flow at the intersection.  

“This was a big project and I’d like to thank all of our partners who made it possible including Mayor Peduto, Chief of Staff Dan Gilman and the DOMI team for investing in these important improvements for the safety of all who use this intersection,” said City Council President Theresa Kail-Smith. “I’d also like to recognize and thank Congressman Mike Doyle, Senator Wayne Fontana and State Representative Dan Deasy for helping us to acquire the funding. I want to especially thank the community for their partnership and patience during construction.” 

The project was managed by DOMI’s Project Design and Delivery Bureau under Chief Engineer Eric Setzler and Project Manager Patrick Bopp and was funded in part by PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration. Design work was performed by GAI Consultants, construction was completed by Allison Park Contractors and the construction inspection team was CDM Smith.  




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Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office