The award was acknowledged at the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Annual Commonwealth Awards event held at Point Park University. The project team for the Wood Street project included Point Park University members, staff from the City of Pittsburgh, prime consultant GAI Consultants, and Costa Contracting.
“GAI is very proud to have assisted Point Park University in enhancing their vision of the Academic Village at their Downtown Pittsburgh campus with these functional and aesthetic Wood Street Streetscape Improvements”
GAI Consultants provided preliminary engineering and final design for traffic and streetscape improvements to enhance a section of Wood Street located in the heart of Point Park University’s Downtown Pittsburgh campus, supporting the University’s plan to create an academic village on the campus. The project, which was completed earlier this year, improved and enhanced a busy Downtown Pittsburgh pedestrian and public transportation corridor, and optimized the roadway function with respect to surrounding land use.
Improvements to Wood Street included street milling and resurfacing, construction of accessible sidewalks and curbs, and installation of distinctive, pedestrian-scaled street lighting. A new and efficient traffic signal system was designed for the intersection of Boulevard of the Allies and Third Avenue. Aesthetic upgrades include new identification and directional signage for Point Park Campus facilities and other Downtown Pittsburgh destinations, as well as new street trees and tree grates.
The Wood Street corridor enhancements were made possible by funding from a State of Pennsylvania grant for transportation projects that focus on reducing vehicle use and encouraging walking and bicycling.
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