A major £1million scheme to boost electricity supplies to thousands of residents and businesses is now under way in central Lancashire.
The investment by the region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, is to reinforce the power supply to 11,800 local customers by installing 10.5km of new improved underground cables in Penwortham and Tarleton.
Both projects will help increase the reliability of electricity supplies to customers now and in the future, but will mean road disruption for several months.
Tim Groom, major projects manager for Electricity North West, said: “Both schemes are vital to ensure local residents and businesses continue to receive a reliable and efficient power supply.
“They are large projects and unfortunately there is no way to install underground cables without some disruption, but I hope drivers and residents in the area understand the need for this vital work which will benefit customers for many years to come.”
Work to install 7km of underground cable between Tarleton and Croston began on Monday, and will last until October.
A further 3.5km of electricity cable will be installed between Fir Trees Avenue and Pope Lane in Penwortham between now and September.
The majority of the works will be carried out during the summer school holidays and there will be temporary traffic lights on the below roads during the project.
Roads to be affected in Tarleton include Croston Road, Liverpool Road, Church Road and Hesketh Lane.
In Penwortham, Golden Way, Flag Lane, Studholme Lane, Studholme Crsecent, Kingsfold Drive, Leyland Road, and Pope Lane will be affected, for varying periods of time.
Futher details on the roadwork timetable and about the project are available from Electricity North West by calling 0800 195 4141.