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15/05/15: £500,000 power boost for Bolton town

A major project to upgrade the power supply to almost 10,000 homes and businesses in Farnworth, Bolton will get under way next week. £500,000 power boost for Bolton town

Electricity North West, the region’s power network operator, will carry out the two month project to replace 2.5km of old underground electricity cable with new efficient cables between Campbell Street and Edith Street in Farnworth.

As the town grows and the demand in electricity increases the project will help ensure customers continue to receive a reliable power supply for many more years to come.

Tim Groom head of major projects for Electricity North West, said: “Our priority is to keep the lights on for our customers and this vital investment highlights this commitment.

“These underground cables were originally installed back in 1940 and they have served Farnworth well, but it’s now time to upgrade them to help secure supplies.

“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:
• Edgerton Street – 18th May to 29th May
• Helen Street – 1st June to 3rd June
• Edith Street – 4th June to 8th June
• Cawdor Street – 1st June to 12th June
• Campbell Street – 15th June to 19th June
• Albert Road – 9th June to 6th July

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 @

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