A major upgrade of the electricity network across the south of Preston has begun.Advertisement
Electricity North West are pumping £1.7 million into installing a nine kilmetre underground cable between Hoghton Lane in Higher Walton and Holme Road in Preston, near the A6.
It will take until March to lay the cable and replace oil-filled cables which have been in place for more than 50 years.
Tim Groom, head of major projects for Electricity North West, said: “This major investment is vital to ensure we continue to supply reliable and efficient power to our customers in Lancashire.
“It is also a great opportunity for us to replace ageing oil-filled cables which have the potential to impact on the local environment with new up-to-date environmentally-friendly underground power cables.
“We will do everything we can to minimise any disruption to customers while we carry out this essential work.”
Work started on Monday morning in Bamber Bridge on School Lane.
Roadworks are needed throughout the period and advance warning signs will appear at affected locations throughout the period.
View a map of the route of the new cable here, if you’re on our app click here to see it within Google Maps.
Starting dates for work at specific locations are below:
Blackburn Road, Walton-le-Dale starts on Tuesday 21 October
Station Road, Bamber Bridge starts on Saturday 1 November
Cottage Lane, Walton-le-Dale starts on Monday 3 November
Kittlingbourne Brow, Higher Walton starts on Friday 21 November
If anyone living in the area has any queries about the project, they are advised to call Electricity North West on 0800 195 4141 or follow @ElectricityNW on Twitter.
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