• Coleshill to bedworth
    • Project description

    • The power lines from Coleshill to Bedworth were built in the 1960s. Our job is to maintain the overhead power lines so the electricity network is kept in good working order. This ensures that everyone has the power they need on demand and that safety standards are upheld.

      We’re investing in the maintenance of equipment which, after half a century of service on the line, is due for refurbishment. Our work will include painting pylons and general refurbishment along the route. You’ll see our engineers carry out pylon repainting and refurbishment in sections, including the installation of new fittings and also wire along the overhead lines.

      The pylon route passes through Hams Hall National Distribution Park in Lea Marston, Shustoke, Fillongley, Wood End, Bedworth West, Goodyers End and Exhall.

      Please note that this work will not disrupt electricity supplies in the area.

      A project spanning some 20 kilometres (12.5 miles) with 60 pylons will cause some disruption. We’ll do our best to minimise any disturbance. Potentially noisy activities will be restricted to normal working hours. To protect public safety and allow us to access the pylon sites to do the maintenance work, we'll need to temporarily close some sections of road and footpaths in specific locations between May and August. To reduce the impact of multiple visits to the same pylon locations, much of this work will be done when the power supply is switched off. This will be between May and August 2017. We'll also use scaffolding to protect roads, railways, distribution power lines and buildings effectively.

      We’ll plan the road closures and restrictions so that all destinations are accessible – even if it means taking a diversion and will add details to the map above to show the road closures in due course.

      We expect to finish all our work by late Autumn and leave any areas affected by the work clean and tidy.

      You can sign up to be alerted to any works affecting the roads in your area via roadworks.org.

    • Latest update

    • July/August 2017: Work along the overhead line route is now underway. In some areas, our work is delayed due to nesting birds on pylons. Our work will continue in these locations once the birds have fledged. Whilst we re-programme the work, the footpath closures and Hawkesbury road closure information (listed on this site), may be subject to change.

      Please contact our Community Relations Team on 0800 073 1047 if you have any questions about the work. The team is available daily from 7am to 7pm.

      What are we currently doing?

      • Painting pylons – between Church Lane, Lea Marston, B76 0BJ and Tippers Hill Lane, Fillongley, CV7 8DJ
      • Reinstatement and scaffolding/netting dismantling following conductor (wire) pulling - between Wood End Lane, Fillongley CV7 8DF and Hospital Lane, Bedworth, CV12 0JZ
      • Preparing for conductor (wire) pulling work including trackway, scaffolding, de-spacering and blocking - between Shustoke, Coleshill, B46 2RG and Wood End Lane, Fillongley CV7 8DF. Work starts here w/c 24 July onwards.
      • Conductor (wire) pulling work - between Hospital Lane, Bedworth, CV12 0JZ and Parrotts Grove, Coventry, CV2 1NR (Coventry substation area).

      What might you see and hear?

      • Engineers working overhead
      • Scaffolding and netting to protect the public
      • Lane, footway or footpath closures to provide a working area for our activity.
      • You may hear a noise coming from nearby pylons for a time – the wires could clash together whilst the spacers are removed in preparation for the work. This is not dangerous and the line’s power supply is also switched off.