Sleaford

Work to start on £170k electrical works in Lincolnshire town

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

This new initiative, which is due to start on Saturday, July 29, 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.

The electricity cable installation will start in the Market Place and progresses through Northgate and Westgate up to Electric Station Road.

As part of the work, Northgate will be partially closed on the nights of July 29 and 30 and Westgate will be closed from July 30 for four days.

All works are expected to be completed by September 18.

Cable has to be laid in the some local roads as there is no room in some footpaths due to other utilities and drains.

Robert Ballentine, WPD Projects Team Manager for the area said: “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.

“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.”