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New electricity cables to be laid in Higher Walton

Posted on - 30th May, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, News, Roads, Transport, Walton-le-Dale
An engineer working to replace old electricity cabling

An engineer working to replace old electricity cabling

Hoghton and Higher Walton residents are being warned of disruption during a four month project to replace ageing electricity cables.

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Electricity North West is spending £600,000 to upgrade the supplies for more than 2,200 customers.

A new 6km of underground cable between Hoghton Lane, Higher Walton and Station Radio, Hoghton is being laid.

Temporary traffic lights may be put in place at various stages of the works.

Programme deliver manager Paul McGonigle said: “We’re committed to delivering the best service to our customers and keeping the lights on for people in Lancashire and across the North West.

“To ensure we do this we have to invest in the network and upgrade underground cables and overhead power lines which have aged and been in place for a long time.

“We will work to keep any disruption to a minimum, but unfortunately there is no way to install underground cables without some disruption, but we hope drivers and residents in the area understand the need for this essential project.”

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The cables being replaced have been in place for more than 50 years.

Work begins from Tuesday 31 May.

Do you live in the area? What do you think about the works? Let us know in the comments below

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