Lincoln village gets £200k electricity boost

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Work to upgrade the electric network in Bardney, west of Lincoln, will lead to road closures and diversions this month.

Electricity distributor Western Power Distribution (WPD) will lay and install a £200,000, 11,000-volt underground cable.

Work will start on Monday, May 28, and the new cable will support the demand for electricity in Bardney and the surrounding area.

A section of Ferry Road will be closed from this date until June 3 so around 300 metres of cable can be laid safely.

Diversion Route

A diversion route will be in place and Stagecoach will be running an alternative bus routes, which will be advertised at bus stops in the lead up to the closure.

  • Travel east along ferry Road, Fiskerton up to junction of B1202, turn left towards Wragby. Turn left at Wragby onto A158.
  • Travel west towards Lincoln, turn left on to Kennel Lane, Reepham. Carry on to junction, turn left to High Street, Reepham.
  • Travel on to Station Road, Reepham. Bear right on to Fiskerton Road, Reepham. Carry on to Reepham Road, Fiskerton. Carry on along Chapel Road, Fiskerton. Turn left on to Ferry Road, Fiskerton. Reverse route for reverse journey.

Position of the road closure. Photo: Western Power Distribution

Diversion route. Photo: Western Power Distribution

WPD Team Manager for the area David Humberstone said: “This investment will safeguard electricity supplies for customers in the region by improving the infrastructure and security of our network.

“Our aim is to keep any disruption to an absolute minimum. We’ve been speaking with Lincolnshire Highways who requested that we work during the school holidays to reduce traffic congestion.

“We have also been in contact with Wragby, Fiskerton and Bardney Parish Councils and written to local residents and businesses nearby to inform them of our work.

“We’re also doubling our resource and extending working days to complete the work as quickly as possible.”