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  • 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

    • September 2017: The electricity circuit we’ve been working on will be switched back into service, on both sides (400kV and 275kV) by 30 September. Unfortunately, programme delays caused by nesting birds along the line route means we’ll need to return to complete all the refurbishment work we’d planned to do. This will probably mean we return next year, but we’ll let you know when we have more information.

      Work still to be done includes new wire on the 275kV and 400kV sides in some areas, 400kV work only in other areas, a new earth wire installed across the line and pylon painting too.

      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 might you see and hear now?

      • Scaffolding, netting and fencing dismantled
      • Lane, footway or footpath closures signage and signals removed
      • Vehicle movements to remove and store equipment for our return.