Boulevard of the Allies Walls Design Build

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Project Manager: Ray Henney, P.E.
Phone: 412.392.8788

Cost: $29,000,000
Completion Date: 2008

As the engineer for the general contractor J. B. Fay, Co. SAI was responsible for the preliminary and final retaining wall design of one soldier pile and lagging wall and one soldier pile and tieback wall for a project that included the construction of two new ramps, replacement of a four lane 300′ two-span steel structure, and five retaining walls all within a two-year construction schedule that had significant traffic control restrictions and time constraints.

The physical features of this project include:

  • 393′ soldier pile and lagging retaining wall.
  • 830′ recessed tieback anchored, single-pile supported, reinforced concrete slab wall.


Other features of this project include:

  • Performed engineering design coordination and review of three modular retaining walls (T-Wal).
  • Designed revisions to traffic control plan phasing.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 11-0 was honored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers with the 2009 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award for this project.

Project Owner: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 11-0
Contact: Tom Westrom (Joseph B. Fay Company)
Phone: 724.265.4600