27/03/14: Thousands set to benefit from power upgrade in Irlam
A major £300,000 engineering project to upgrade the electricity supply to around 9,000 residents and businesses in Irlam, Salford has got under way this week.
Electricity North West, the company that owns and maintains the regional power network, is putting in place 1km of new improved underground cable alongside Linear Park and the railway.
The project, which is due to be completed by May, will successfully replace aging underground cables which have been in place for around 50 years, with new up-to-date and efficient cables.
Tim Groom, major projects manager for Electricity North West, said: “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.
“We are dedicated to ensuring everyone receives a reliable and efficient power supply now and for many years to come. To do this we must work hard to proactively upgrade the network across the North West.”
The project will take place along National Rail land and will cause no disruption to local 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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