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16/07/15: Power upgrade set for 10,000 customers in Stockport

More than 10,000 homes and businesses will benefit from a £931,000 major project to upgrade the local electricity network in Cheadle Heath, Stockport. Power upgrade set for 10,000 customers in Stockport

Last week the region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, started to install three kilometres of new improved underground cable between Sherborne Road and Edgeley Road in Cheadle Heath.

The project, which is due to be completed in March, will replace oil-filled cables which have been in place for more than 50 years, with new environmentally-friendly and efficient cables.

Tim Groom, head of major projects for Electricity North West, said: “This major investment will mean thousands of customers in Cheadle Heath will continue to enjoy a reliable and efficient power to their homes and businesses.

“It is also a great opportunity for us to replace aging oil-filled cables which have the potential to impact on the local environment with new up-to-date environmentally-friendly underground power cables.

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

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.

There will be temporary traffic lights in place during the project at:

  • Edgeley Road – 15th July to 24th July
  • Edgeley Road ( manned temporary lights at the roundabout outside Morrisons during peak times) – 25th July – 3rd 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 @ElectricityNW on Twitter.

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