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19/01/2011: £760,000 power boost for Rossendale

Rossendale residents are to benefit from a £760,000 boost to their electricity network when a scheme by the region’s distribution company, Electricity North West, begins next week.

Work will begin on Bacup Road on Tuesday 25 January, in a project to reinforce five kilometres of the network in the area.

Electricity North West will lay new underground cables alongside existing cables to reduce power cuts in the area and offer a back-up supply for customers.

Philip Briggs, Construction Manager for Electricity North West, said: "This work will greatly improve the supply of electricity for thousands of people in the area. The reinforcement will mean that supplies can be restored much 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 and will have temporary traffic lights in operation at times while the work is carried out.

"Our engineers and contractors will work as efficiently as possible to keep disruption to a minimum.”

The work at Bacup Road will last approximately one week where temporary traffic lights will be installed. Work will then move to Burnley Road from 2 February and on towards Crawshawbooth and Loveclough, and is due to be completed in March.

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

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