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£9m Investment to boost Coalville power network

A £9 million investment to improve power supplies in and around Coalville in Leicestershire is due to start in August.

Our engineers will carry out major construction work in and around Coalville and Bardon, in response to a growing demand for electricity from new developments in the area. The project will also boost the long term reliability of the electricity network for 20,000 existing customers.

The scheme will see new cables installed along a route that runs from Ellistown Lane at Stanton under Bardon to substations at Market Street, Coalville, and John Cooper Way, Bardon.

Des Gelly, WPD Engineering Specialist, said: We have been 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 in the area 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.

Work will begin on 1 August 2019. The final stage is expected to be completed by the end of January 2020. Some road closures and traffic restrictions will be necessary while the work is taking place. 

The project forms part of WPDs commitment to deliver a consistently high level of customer service. WPD invests about £1 billion in its network every year.

More details can be found on our roadworks map here.

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