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09/06/14: £700,000 power upgrade set for Lancashire residents

A major scheme to boost electricity supplies to more than 8,000 Lancashire residents and businesses is due to get under way next week. £700,000 power upgrade set for Lancashire residents

The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, is investing £700,000 to reinforce the power supply by installing 7km of new improved underground cables which serve customers between Tarleton and Croston in Lancashire.

The project, which will start on 16 June and be completed by October, will help increase the reliability of electricity supplies to customers now and in the future.

Tim Groom, major projects manager for Electricity North West, said: “The scheme will help us continue to provide a reliable and efficient power supply to residents and businesses in the area.

“This is a large project and 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 vital work which will benefit customers for many years to come.”

The majority of the work will be carried out during the summer school holidays and there will be temporary traffic lights on the following roads during the project:

• Croston Road – 16 June – 4 July
• Liverpool Road – 7 July – 12 September
• Church Road – 24 July – 22 August
• Hesketh Lane – 28 July – 12 September

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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