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Boost to Lincoln power network

The next phase of a £7m investment programme to improve power supplies for more than 44,000 people in and around Lincoln has begun.

We’ve been carrying out major construction work in and around the city for several months to meet growing demand for electricity from new developments in the South Lincoln area. The project will boost the long term reliability of the electricity network for more than 44,000 existing customers.

In the latest phase, the A15 Cross O’cliff Hill will be closed southbound from St Catherine’s and Eleanor Close for five days from 13 – 17 May. Diversion routes and vehicular / pedestrian access arrangements will be signposted.

During this time, our contractors, O’Connor Utilities Ltd, will be carrying out excavation and cable laying work and we will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum. There will be access to properties and businesses at all times.

Dave Naunton, Team Manager for Lincoln, said: “We have been in consultation with Lincolnshire County Council, and our contractor O’ Connor Utilities Ltd, to identify the best way to minimise disruption to transport, businesses, local residents and public services in and around Lincoln, while this important work is taking place.

“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. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused while the work is taking place.”

When completed, the scheme will have seen the installation of 18km of new cable in the South Park, Moorland Avenue, Tritton Road, Bracebridge Heath and Waddington areas of Lincoln.

The project forms part of our commitment to deliver a consistently high level of customer service. We invest about £900 million in our network every year.

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