Lincoln to get £7m electricity boost to supply new homes

An electricity company is investing £7 million to improve power supplies for more than 44,000 people and to keep up with new homes.

Western Power Distribution will carry out some major construction work in and around the city from January 2020 up until January 2021.

The project has been triggered by new housing developments in the south of Lincoln, but it will also help existing customers.

It will see the team install around 18 kilometres of new cable in South Park, Moorland Avenue, Tritton Road, Bracebridge Heath, and Waddington areas.

Some road closures and traffic restrictions will be put in place, with the majority of work scheduled to take place between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Dave Naunton, team manager for Lincoln, said: “We have been in consultation with Lincolnshire County Council, and our contractor O’ Connor Utilities Ltd.

“We are working to identify the best way to minimise disruption to transport, businesses, local residents and public services in and around Lincoln.

“This work is essential to meet the demands of new customers in the area and to ensure we continue to provide a high level of service in the future.”

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