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28/04/15: Million pound project to upgrade Salford’s power network

More than one million pounds is being invested to boost the power supply to almost 20,000 homes and businesses in Walkden, Salford. Million pound project to upgrade Salford’s power network

Last week Electricity North West, the region’s power network operator, started to replace 4.3km of old underground electricity cables, which have been in place for seven decades, with new updated and efficient power cables.

Engineers will be working in the area until the end of June and work will be carried out between Hulme Road in Kearsley and Brackley Street in Walkden.

Tim Groom, head of major projects for Electricity North West, said: “This major engineering project is vital to ensure thousands of our customers in Salford continue to receive the power they need.

“The current cables have been in place for over 75 years and they have served the area well, but we are committed in investing in the power infrastructure to ensure the lights stay on for many more years to come.

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

There will be temporary traffic lights in place during the project:
• Worsley Road – 20th April – 1st May
• Bradford Street – 20th April – 8th May
• Brackley Street – 5th May – 8th May
• Worsley Road North – 11th May – 5th June

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 us @ElectricityNW.

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