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15/10/2012: £300k electricity investment set for Briercliffe

More than 200 residents and businesses in Briercliffe, Burnley will soon benefit from a vital engineering project to improve the electricity supply in the area.

Electricity North West, the company that owns and operates the regional power network, is investing nearly £300,000 to reinforce the electricity supply by installing 1,600 metres of improved cables along Halifax Road and Ridehalgh Lane.

The new cables are designed to manage larger quantities of electricity which is essential as demand increases in the area. They are also more reliable and easier to repair and reconnect in case of a fault, meaning faster reconnections and less disruption for residents.

Lee Maxwell, area manager at Electricity North West, said: “It is essential that these new cables are installed in order to secure the supply of electricity to local residents and businesses for many years to come.

“Demand for electricity has grown significantly since the original cables were put in more than 50 years ago, but this new project will ensure that the supply fully meets the needs of our customers.

“We hope that drivers and residents will bear with us while we get this work done.”

Working closely with the local council, Electricity North West has scheduled the eight- week project to minimise disruption as much as possible.

There will be a temporary closure of Halifax Road between Robin House Lane and Ridehalgh Lane, from 22nd October until 21st December. Also, closures will be in place on Ridehalgh Lane between Halifax Road and Stephen Hey will be closed from 5th November until 21st December. Access to both roads will be maintained for residents.

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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