Press Release

Call For Artists RFP: Greenfield at Irvine Mural Design

GCA Mural Design RFP illustration

The Greenfield Community Association’s Public Spaces Stewardship Committee, in cooperation with Hazelwood community, is calling for mural designs for the water pump house at the corner of Greenfield Avenue and Irvine Street. This is where Greenfield and Hazelwood communities meet.

The dual purposes of this mural are beautification and way-finding at this intersection, a gateway to our communities. Designs should name both communities and direct travelers by vehicle/bike. (See original mural above for example.)

This project is open to City of Pittsburgh Residents; artists from Greenfield and Hazelwood are especially encouraged to apply.

Compensation is not provided. However funding for supplies up to $500 and some labor are provided by community volunteers, and the selected artist or group will be identified in all literature.

The selection process will be by community vote. The artist or group selected must also present their proposal to the Pittsburgh Public Art Commission according to the requirements of their review process and gain approval before any work can begin.

The deadline for the application to this RFP is December 1, 2016. Designs meeting criteria and approved by the Public Spaces Committee will be published online by January 15 for a community vote selection process.

Notification of winner will be made by March 1. Implementation of work will be summer 2017.

Questions may be directed to We welcome your designs!

Click here to download the application.

Part of 2nd Avenue to Close, Weekend of Feb 19-22

Area of 2nd Ave that will close 10pm, Feb 19 to 5am Feb 22, 2016

Area of 2nd Ave that will close 10pm, Feb 19 to 5am Feb 22, 2016

If you’ve seen the signs this week that Second Avenue will close, here’s what they mean.

We’ve learned from Corey O’Connor’s office that a contractor is installing deep sewer lines over the weekend and must close Second Avenue from Greenfield Avenue (area of the trestle) to Swinburne Spur which is the short road providing access to the UPMC parking lot and the Eliza Furnace Trail.

Based on this information, the dashed red line on map above will be CLOSED at 10:00pm Friday February 19 until 5:00am Monday, February 22, 2016.


REVISION at 12:18pm:  City of Pittsburgh Public Works says the closure will be from Hot Metal Bridge to Greenfield Ave.  See notice below.


Here’s the Press Release from City of Pittsburgh, DPW
Sent 02/16/2016 @ 12:18 pm
PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 16, 2016) – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that a portion of Second Avenue – from Greenfield Avenue to the Hot Metal Bridge – will be closed from Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at 10:00 p.m., until Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at 5:00 a.m.

The closure is necessary to allow manhole and utility line work to be performed in the roadway for a private development. The work is being performed by Independence Excavating, a heavy civil and highway contractor.

Detour From Downtown

Outbound vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle traffic traveling on Second Avenue from downtown will be able to access all businesses and parking facilities between the Hot Metal Bridge and Swineburne St. but will not have through access to Greenfield Ave. A marked detour will direct vehicle traffic from Second Ave. (SR 885) to Hot Metal Bridge to E. Carson St.

Detour From Greenfield Avenue

A marked detour utilizing State Route 885 (Irvine St., Second Ave., Glenwood Bridge) and State Route 837 (E. Carson St.) will be posted during construction.

Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will have access to all buildings and businesses along Irvine St. in Hazelwood as well as access through the intersection of Greenfield Ave. and Irvine St.


If you have any questions concerning this closure, please contact Independence Excavating at 3826 Saxonburg Boulevard, Cheswick PA, 15294, or at (216) 446-3478.



(screenshot of map from Google Maps)