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Burnley road to close for two months
IMPROVEMENTS to electricity supplies will lead to the closure of a road in Burnley for a two month period until Christmas.
Electricity North West say the “vital” work will benefit more than 200 residents and businesses in Briercliffe.
The company, which owns and operates the regional power network, is investing nearly £300,000 to reinforce the electricity supply by installing 1,600 metres of improved cables along Halifax Road and Ridehalgh Lane.
The new cables are designed to manage larger quantities of electricity which is essential as demand increases.
The new cabling is also deemed more reliable and easier to repair and reconnect in case of a fault. The work will lead to the closure of Halifax Road between Robin House Lane and Ridehalgh Lane, from October 22 until December 21.
Also, closures will be in place on Ridehalgh Lane between Halifax Road and Stephen Hey from November 5 until December 21.
Access to both roads will be maintained for residents.
Lee Maxwell, area manager at Electricity North West, said: “It is essential that these new cables are installed in order to secure the supply of electricity to local residents and businesses for many years to come.
“Demand for electricity has grown significantly since the original cables were put in more than 50 years ago, but this new project will ensure that the supply fully meets the needs of our customers.
“We hope that drivers and residents will bear with us while we get this work done.”