Wenzell Ave. reopens after bridge replacement and improvement project

PITTSBURGH — Wenzell Avenue has reopened 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, according to a news release.

“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 the Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and was funded in part by PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration.