02/04/14: £600,000 power upgrade gets under way in Bury
A major project to upgrade the electricity supply to around 18,000 homes and businesses in Bury is now under way.
The region’s power operator, Electricity North West, is investing £600,000 to reinforce the power supply by installing 1.6km of improved underground cables between Castlecroft Road and Wash Lane in Bury town centre.
The project will help improve the quality of supply as the new electricity cables are more reliable, require minimal maintenance and are easier to repair in case of a fault, meaning faster reconnections and less disruption for residents.
Tim Groom, major projects and maintenance for Electricity North West, said: “This is a major project and it shows our dedication to ensuring our customers receive a reliable and efficient power supply now and for many years to come.
“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.”
The project will be fully completed by July 2014 and the work will be carried out in phases to keep any disruption to a minimum.
Buckley Street will be reduced to one lane with manual traffic management between 29 April and 7 May to maintain access to a day nursery. A temporary footpath closure at the rear of Tesco on Woodfields Retail Park is also required on 6 April.
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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