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09/06/14: Thousands set to benefit from power upgrade in Preston

A major £450,000 engineering project to upgrade the electricity supply to around 3,800 residents and businesses in Penwortham, Preston is soon to get under way. Thousands set to benefit from power upgrade in Preston

Electricity North West, the company that owns and maintains the regional power network, is installing 3.5km of new improved underground cable between Fir Trees Avenue to Pope Lane in Penwortham.

The project, which will start on 16 June and be completed by September, will help improve the quality of supply as the new electricity cables are more reliable and the project will reduce any possible future impact on customer power supplies.

Tim Groom, major projects manager for Electricity North West, said: “This project is vital to ensure 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 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:

• Golden Way – 21 June – 22 June
• Flag Lane – 23 June – 24 June
• Studholme Lane – 26 June – 7 July
• Studholme Crescent – 2 July – 7 July
• Kingsfold Drive – 8 July – 28 August
• Leyland Road – 23 July – 2 August
• Pope Lane – 21 August – 16 September

Engineers will also be based on Fir Trees Avenue, between 16 June and 18 June, and Conway Drive, between 19 June and 24 June but no temporary traffic management will be needed.

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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