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Electricity boost will cause delays in Colne
MORE than 3,000 homes and businesses in Colne are to benefit from a major upgrade of the electricity supply in the town.
The £379,000 work from Electricity North West will mean less disruption to the network and faster reconnections.
But motorists will face disruptions with road closures in force in the town while the eight-week engineering programme is carried out. There will also be temporary traffic signals in place in Byron Road, which will be manually operated at peak times to minimise traffic delays.
Electricity North West will reinforce the local supply by installing additional cables along a two and a half kilometre stretch of Langroyd Road.
The new cables are designed to manage larger quantities of electricity and are more reliable and easier to repair.
Lee Maxwell, regional manager at Electricity North West, said: “These works are an important step in future-proofing the region’s electricity network.
“Demand is increasing all the time, which places new pressures on the local infrastructure. By investing now, we are ensuring that Colne has a reliable and secure electricity network which will deliver long-term benefits to local residents and businesses.
“We have planned all work carefully with Lancashire County Council to minimise any disruption and we’re happy to answer any questions from local people.”
The project is part of a rolling programme of investment which Electricity North West is carrying out across Lancashire to update and improve the local electricity infrastructure.
There will be temporary road closures at Eamott Lane, Long Lane from August 12 and Old Skipton Road from August 20.
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