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04/02/15: Power project set for Bacup town centre

The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, is set to install 6km of new underground electricity cables in Bacup, Lancashire. Power project set for Bacup town centre 

The power project, which will start next week (9th February), will help reinforce the local power supply and work will be carried out between Bacup Road and the electricity substation on Wesley Place.

Engineers will be working in the area until the end of April and work will be carried out during school holidays where possible.

Electricity North West’s director for Energy Solutions, Lee Maxwell, said: “This essential project will ensure that local homes and businesses will continue to receive the power they need for many more years to come.

“It will make the local power network more reliable for customers by adding more capacity to the grid.

“We will do everything we can to minimise any disruption to customers while we carry out this vital work.”

There will be temporary traffic lights in place during the project:
• Bacup Road – 9th February – 22nd February
• Todmorden Road – 23rd February – 27th February
• Market Street – 2nd March – 30th March
• Market Street to Bacup Street – 6th April – 27th April

Work has been planned to keep any disruption to a minimum and electricity supplies will not be affected during the work, although roadworks will be needed and advance warning signs will be used to keep motorists informed.

If anyone living in the area has any queries about the project, they are advised to call Electricity North West on 0800 195 4141 or follow @ElectricityNW on Twitter.

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