A £700,000 project to upgrade the electricity network to more than 1,400 homes and businesses in Stalmine, Hambleton and surrounding areas has got under way.
Electricity North West, the company which owns and maintains the regional power network, is installing 4.2km of new improved underground cable between Park Farm and Ned’s Lane.
The project will help improve the quality of supply as the new electricity cables are more reliable and the network at Stalmine will become separated from Hambleton and Out Rawcliffe which will reduce any possible impact on customer power supplies.
Mike Dugdale, capital programme manager for Electricity North West, said: “We are delighted to start this major project to ensure our customers receive a reliable and efficient power supply now and for years to come.
“Unfortunately, the network was vulnerable to power outages due to severe weather affecting the overhead powerlines in the area, but the new cables will help reduce the impact of any potential power outages in the future.”
The 16-week project will involve road closures. They are: 21 April to 2 May – Cemetery Lane; 5 May to 16 May – Back Lane; 19 May to 6 June – Grange Lane; 9 June to 13 June – Wood View Lane; 16 June to 27 June – Carr End.