May 14, 2020 11.13 am This story is over 49 months old

Cross O’Cliff Hill closed southbound for power supply works

The works will continue until the end of the week

The A15 Cross O’Cliff Hill will be closed southbound until the end of the week as Western Power continues its work to improve power supplies for over 44,000 homes in and around Lincoln.

In the latest phases of the £7 million investment programme, the road has been closed from St Catherine’s and Eleanor Close since May 13.

Work is taking place 24 hours a day on the A15. It will remain closed until Sunday, May 17.

Diversion routes and vehicular/pedestrian access arrangements are signposted.

During this time, Western Power Distribution’s contractors, O’Connor Utilities Ltd, will be carrying out excavation and cable laying work.

WPD said it will do its best to keep disruption to a minimum and there will be access to properties and businesses at all times.

Once completed, the scheme will have seen the installation of 18km of new cable in the South Park, Moorland Avenue, Tritton Road, Bracebridge Heath and Waddington areas of Lincoln.

Dave Naunton, Team Manager for Lincoln, said: “We have been in consultation with Lincolnshire County Council, and our contractor O’ Connor Utilities Ltd, to identify the best way to minimise disruption to transport, businesses, local residents and public services in and around Lincoln, while this important work is taking place.

“This work is essential to meet the demands from new customers in the area and to ensure we continue to provide a high level of service in the future by improving the infrastructure and security of our electricity network. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused while the work is taking place.”