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12/12/13: Trafford Park electricity cables head into retirement

A £650,000 investment project to replace 80-year-old electricity cables in Greater Manchester’s Trafford Park is now under way.  Trafford Park electricity cables head into retirement

Electricity North West, the company that owns and operates the regional power network, will reinforce the power supply to more than 200 businesses by installing 1.6km of improved cables along Trafford Park Road, John Gilbert Way and Westinghouse Road to replace those installed in the 1930s.

The new cables will help improve the quality of supply as they are more reliable and easier to repair in case of a fault, meaning faster reconnections and less disruption for residents. The new cables will also support extra capacity if new businesses are built in the area.

Mark Williamson, area manager for Electricity North West, said: “As electricity cables reach the end of their life it is vital that we replace and upgrade them to ensure customers receive the power they need.

“Unfortunately it’s not possible to lay underground cables without some traffic disruption, but we hope drivers understand the need for this essential project and we promise to keep any disruption to a minimum.”

The project will be completed by March and there may be temporary traffic lights in place where work is carried out. Businesses will be notified in advance if and when the work is likely to affect them.

If anyone living or working 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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