£170,000 investment for Lincolnshire power network

Over £170,000 is being spent to further improve power supplies in Sleaford.

Western Power Distribution (WPD), the electricity distributor for the region, is committed to investing in its network to further improve supply reliability and customer service levels.

This new initiative, which is due to start on Saturday 29 July, involves the installation of around 1km of electricity cables in Sleaford Town Centre. This will help to further improve supply reliability to the town while supporting the new electricity supply to the new Sleaford fire station on East Road.

“This investment will help to safeguard electricity supplies for both our existing and future customers in the area for years to come by improving the infrastructure and security of our network,” said Robert Ballentine, WPD Projects Team Manager for the area.

The electricity cable installation starts in the Market Place and progresses through Northgate and Westgate up to Electric Station Road. The work is expected to be complete by 18 September. Cable has to be laid in the some local roads as there is no room in some footpaths due to other utilities and drains. Therefore, as part of the work, Northgate will be partially closed on the nights of 29 and 30 July and Westgate will be closed from 30 July for four days.

Robert added: “The work is necessary for the town but we do appreciate the inconvenience that our work may cause. Our aim is to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum and we’ve been working with Lincolnshire County Council to achieve this. Diversions and signage will be in place to help local residents and commuters.”

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