The Oakland community is home to vibrant neighborhoods, a host of celebrated cultural destinations, and some of the world’s most renowned hospitals, universities, and research facilities. A study in contrasts, Oakland is both densely populated and yet features expansive park amenities, serving as one of the most dynamic communities in southwestern Pennsylvania. As the community continues to grow and thrive, Duquesne Light is committed to providing the level of service and reliability customers have come to expect, while increasing the overall resiliency of the electric grid.
The Riazzi Substation will be located at the corner of Boundary and Joncaire streets in Panther Hollow, set back from those roadways. A neighborhood with longstanding roots, Panther Hollow remains an appealing place to live, with convenient trail access, proximity to cultural and educational amenities, and homeowners who have called this corner of Oakland home for decades. Duquesne Light has an important role to play in the communities we serve; not least of which is to be a good, safe neighbor. The Riazzi Substation is more than critical infrastructure, it is an investment in the community. It will feature proven technology, industry-leading safety measures, and a façade that incorporates an aesthetic design to appeal visually to those passing by. Most important, this substation will enable Duquesne Light to continue to maintain reliable, affordable and safe delivery of energy to the residents and businesses in the area.
Major construction for the substation structure and property wrapped up in February 2021, but associated underground work in the area will continue through the summer. Traffic on Boundary and Joncaire streets may be impacted. We’re working to ensure this impact is as minimal as possible. The latest construction and traffic updates are below.
CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC UPDATES:
An updated construction work schedule can be accessed here.
Boundary Street in Oakland will be closed between Joncaire and Filmore streets beginning June 30. This was not a planned closure, but was deemed necessary out of an abundance of caution and to maintain safe conditions for the public and work crews.
The closure will last approximately 30 days and will only occur on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Detours for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians will be clearly marked.
For your safety, please be advised that this is an active construction site and as such, there are workers, trucks and other equipment accessing the property and surrounding area. Please exercise caution as you travel near the area.
Please check back for the latest construction and traffic updates.
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to Peter Francis, Project Manager, at RiazziSubstation@duqlight.com
The construction management plan is available upon request.