A major scheme to upgrade electricity supplies for 3,800 residents and businesses in Penwortham begins on Monday.Advertisement
A spate of roadworks are due across the area as Electricity North West lay new underground cables.
This will mean temporary traffic lights in place on various roads as the work between Fir Trees Avenue to Pope Lane is completed.
The cable is 3.5 km long and the work is costing £450,000 to improve the electricity supply and reduce the chances of power cuts – which have struck Penwortham a number of times in recent months.
Tim Groom, major projects manager for Electricity North West, said: “This project is vital to ensure our customers receive a reliable and efficient power supply now and for many years to come.
“Unfortunately there is no way to install underground cables without some disruption, but I hope drivers and residents in the area understand the need for this essential project and we promise to keep any disruption to a minimum.”
Work starts on Fir Trees Avenue between 16 June and 18 June, but no traffic signals are needed.
The same goes for Conway Drive between 19 June and 24 June.
The temporary traffic lights will be on the following roads:
Golden Way – 21 June – 22 June
Flag Lane – 23 June – 24 June
Studholme Lane – 26 June – 7 July
Studholme Crescent – 2 July – 7 July
Kingsfold Drive – 8 July – 28 August
Leyland Road – 23 July – 2 August
Pope Lane – 21 August – 16 September
If anyone living in the area has any queries about the project, they are advised to call Electricity North West on 0800 195 4141.
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