The final phase of construction on a new Duquesne Light substation near the intersection of Boundary and Joncaire streets in Oakland will mean the full closure of Boundary Street from Joncaire to Filmore Street from Jan. 11 to March 31, which will make access to the Panther Hollow parking lot a little tricky.
Work on the Riazzi substation, which will support the increasing need for electricity in the Oakland area, began in December 2019. It is expected to be completed by June of this year.
The original construction plan called for one lane of Boundary Street, also known as South Neville Street, to be closed during this final phase. But once excavation began, it became clear more extensive work was needed to avoid conflicts with the other underground utility lines. Duquesne Light contractors will need dig a trench in the street that is wider than normal during the installation of their new facilities.
The Panther Hollow parking lot will still be accessible from Joncaire Street.