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10/01/14: £500,000 power upgrade for Burnley residents

A major £500,000 engineering project to improve the electricity supply to around 17,500 residents in Burnley is now under way. Electricity North West is investing £500k to improve the power supply to Burnley residents

Electricity North West, the company that owns and maintains the regional power network, is putting in place 1.6km of new improved underground cable between Centenary Way and Athletic Street in Burnley town centre.

The project, which is due to be completed by June, will successfully replace oil-filled cables which have been in place for around 50 years, with new environmentally-friendly and efficient cables.

Chris Dunn, major projects programme manager for Electricity North West, said: “This project will help secure the supply of electricity to local residents and businesses for many years to come.

“It is vital that we replace and upgrade these cables, which have been in place for many years, to ensure customers receive the power they need.

“Unfortunately there is no way to install underground cables without some disruption, but I hope drivers and residents in the area understand the need for this essential project and we promise to keep any disruption to a minimum.”

Working closely with Lancashire County Council, Electricity North West will schedule temporary traffic lights to be installed on Centenary Way while the essential work is carried out.

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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