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Major Project Nears Completion

A major construction project to boost the electricity network in and around Coalville and Bardon is now in its final stages. 

The £9 million project, which began in October, will help to meet growing demands for electricity from new developments and increase the long term reliability for 20,000 existing customers in the Leicestershire town.

The final phase will focus on Bardon Road and Stephenson Way and will involve a road closure on Bardon Road from The Birch Tree roundabout to the Broom Leys junction on Stephenson Way, with varying levels of access for local traffic.

To minimise disruption, these works will be carried out in two parts, as detailed below:

Phase 1

07/02/2020 19:00 – 10/02/2020 06:00 – Road Closure

10/02/2020 06:00 – 10/02/2020 15:30 – Traffic Signals

Phase 2

14/02/2020 19:00 – 17/02/2020 06:00 – Road Closure

17/02/2020 06:00 – 18/02/2020 06:00 – Traffic Signals

Des Gelly, WPD Engineering Specialist, said: “Before this work began, we were in consultation for several months to identify the best route to minimise disruption to transport, businesses, local residents and public services in and around Coalville and Bardon.

“This work is essential to meet the demands from new customers and to ensure we continue to provide a high level of service in the future by improving the infrastructure and security of our electricity network.”

The project will also help to prepare the network for growing demands from energy generation, such as the use of solar panels, and storage, as well as an expected rise in electric vehicle charging.

More details can be found on our roadworks map here.

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