Public Utilities

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Magnolia-Plaza Reliability Project


Riverside Public Utilities’ Magnolia-Plaza Reliability Project, is a five-phased Capital Improvement Project that will expand our Plaza Substation facility, retire our Magnolia Substation, and relocate an important energy transmission line. 

The planned upgrades to our energy delivery system will eliminate obsolete equipment, help modernize our local energy delivery infrastructure, and help increase the energy efficiency and reliability of Riverside’s vibrant southwestern neighborhoods. For additional information about this project, click here.


Work at the  Plaza Substation location will include a new 10-foot block wall, drought tolerant landscaping, and, an extension of Elizabeth Street, including new sidewalk space and curbing, which will help beautify the area.



Plaza Substation  
Pre-construction April 2013 – April 2014
Construction & Commissioning May 2014 – August 2014
Magnolia Substation  
Pre-construction  November 2014 – March 2015
Demolition and cleanup April 2015 – August 2015
Magnolia Substation: 3416 Central Avenue
Plaza Substation: 3716 Elizabeth Street



While the project is not expected to cause any significant construction-related impacts to the area around the project sites, there may be a temporary increase in ambient noise caused by construction equipment and traffic from workers commuting to and from these sites.

This project is expected to be completed by fall of 2015. Please note that this schedule is tentative and could change. See project website for the most up-to-date information.


For additional information and updates about this project check this website or, contact the City of Riverside Call Center by dialing 311 (or 951-826-5311).

La intención de este aviso esta disponible en Español. Favor de llamar a la línea telefonica del proyecto al 951-826-2330 y deje su nombre y dirección. La version en Español se le enviará- por correo.

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