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Major electricity works begin in Bedworth

Our engineers are installing 4km of underground electricity cable between Exhall and Bedworth in Coventry.  The work, which began on 8th April and is due for completion in 13 weeks, will accommodate the increased demand for electricity in the area.

We have been working closely with Warwickshire County Council to ensure that work can be completed safely, while trying to minimise the disruption caused.

During the period of the work, pedestrian walkways have been maintained in accordance with the Council’s permit conditions. In order to enable this, lane closures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the public and staff. Therefore, temporary rolling traffic lights will be installed along the roads affected, including Newtown Road, Woodlands Road and Woodlands Lane, Gallagher Road and Coventry Road.

Teams will be working between 7am and 4.30pm on weekdays, with traffic lights being manned until 7pm to help manage traffic flows.
Work on Ambleside Road will also take place during school holidays to minimise disruption.

Roger Balac, our Team Manager for the area, said: “We’ve been liaising with Warwickshire Highways to agree the times of our work. We have also notified local residents based along the route of our work as well as the local bus companies, although no bus routes are affected."  Mr Balac added: 

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this work may cause,”

Power supplies are not being affected while the work is taking place.

Lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place as follows:

8 - 26 April - Newtown Road
9 April - 24 May - Woodlands  Road / Woodlands lane
29 April - 10 May - Gallagher Road
13 - 17 May - Kirkstone Road
27 - 31 May - Ambleside Road (outside school).  School closed for half-term break.
28 May - 4 June - Tower Road
3 - 7 June - Saunders Avenue road closure during working hours (8am-4pm)
28 May - 10 June - Saunders Avenue pedestrian closure 
9 June and 16 June - Sunday working with 3 way traffic lights on Coventry Road



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