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12/06/15: Power boost set for Blackpool’s power supply

More than 17,000 homes and businesses will benefit from a £317,000 major project to upgrade the local electricity network in Blackpool. Power boost set for Blackpool’s power supply

Last week the region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, started to install three kilometres of new improved underground cable between Devonshire Road in Bispham and Fleetwood Road in Norbeck.

Engineers will be working in the area until the end of August and work will be carried out to ensure minimum disruption to local residents and motorists in the area while the project takes place.

Tim Groom, head of major projects for Electricity North West, said: “This major investment is vital to ensure we continue to supply reliable and efficient power to our customers in Blackpool.

“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.”

There will be temporary traffic lights in place during the project:
• Devonshire Road – 2nd June to 3rd July
• Red Bank Road – 2nd June to 18th June
• Norcliffe Road – 3rd June to 12th August
• Fleetwood Road – 21st July to 7th August
• Wilson Square – 21st July to 14th August

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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