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14/03/2011: Power boost for Macclesfield

Macclesfield residents are to benefit from a £20,000 boost to their electricity network when Electricity North West lays new cables next week...

The electricity distribution company will begin work on The Silk Road on Monday 21 March to reinforce a section of the network in the area.

New cables will be laid alongside existing underground cables to improve back-up supplies in the event of a power cut, meaning quicker restoration times for customers.

Paul Dutton, Construction and Repair Manager for Electricity North West, said: "This work will improve the supply of electricity for hundreds of people in the area. The reinforcement will mean that supplies can be restored more quickly if customers lose power and there will be much less disruption.

"Because the cables are underground, we will need to do some work in the road but we will restrict this to off-peak times to minimise disruption.”

The southbound section of The Silk Road between the roundabouts at Hulley Road (McDonald's) and Hurdsfield Road (Tesco) will be reduced to one lane during off-peak hours, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The work will begin on Monday 21 March and will last approximately one week.

Customers can contact Electricity North West for more information on 0800 195 4141. 

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