£4.2million investment for Nottinghamshire power network
We will be spending £4.2million on safeguarding power supplies to 18,000 customers in Nottinghamshire.
The work involves installing two new 33kV circuits from Toton to Long Eaton, rebuilding Toton and Long Eaton substation and decommissioning existing cable circuit and overhead lines.
Team Manager John Tasker said: “We have to carry out the work because the existing circuits were installed in the 1950s and have reached the end of their operational life.
“We would have liked to have done the work sooner but we are aware that the same area experienced a lot of disruption last year owing to the cabling works for the East Midlands Gateway. We have worked closely with the highways authority and the contractor for that project to mitigate the disruption we cause as far as possible.
“Where possible, we have used the same trenches but where we have to work independently we have delayed the start of our project to give road users some respite from roadworks.”
The cabling work begins in early October and is expected to be complete by 31 May 2020. The rebuilding of Toton and Long Eaton substations will also take place over the next few months but is unlikely to affect road users.
The electricity cable installation starts on Stapleford Lane and progresses through Carrfield Ave, under Manor Farm Recreation Ground to avoid the busy junction of High Road and Nottingham Road. Continuing along Grange Road, Station Road, Chesterfield Avenue and Frederick Street, it will cross under the railway at Huss Lane, and continue through Main Street, Chapel Street and Gibb Street. It will then follow Salisbury Street, Broad Street and finally follow a route along Milner Road to Long Eaton substation. Traffic will be controlled by lights, one way systems and some minor closures.
John added: “The work is necessary for the area but we do appreciate the inconvenience that it may cause. Our aim is to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum and we’ve been working with Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire County Councils to achieve this.”
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