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.
Construction for the substation structure and property is expected to begin in December 2019 and to end in December 2020 – with some associated underground work in the area continuing through April of 2021. 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:
The construction work schedule can be found here.
For your safety, please be advised this is an active construction site and as such, there are workers, trucks and other equipment accessing the property and surrounding area. Please use caution as you travel through the area.
On Friday, Oct. 23, Boundary Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic with all necessary flaggers and signage on site to help direct vehicles. This may result in traffic delays during the length of the lane closure.
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.