Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl went on a foot tour with public works officials around the blocks surrounding the convention center. The Mayor was on the tour to gain an understanding of what work will be done to the area in preparation for the
G20 summit in September.
Redd Up crews will be working to remove graffiti, fix sidewalks, clean up alleyways and finish construction projects around the convention center. The city is also working with property owners who have vacant buildings. The Mayor said that vacant store fronts will have pictures of the city placed in their windows so as to reflect the cultural and historical heritage of the city for the visiting world leaders.
Redd Up crews will begin their work on Sunday night and will work night shifts during next week. The clean up work will be done at night because the area around the convention center is less busy during the evening hours and will allow for more productive work.
The city will be paying for the clean up work itself but doesn't plan on pulling employees off of projects that are currently underway and does not expect to have to pay any overtime for the work.