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  • Landulph to Exeter
    • Project description

    • The power lines from Landulph to Exeter 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.  

      In 2016, we carried out essential refurbishment of the overhead line between Indian Queens and Landulph. This project is a continuation of those refurbishment works.

      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. A wire will also need to be put in place along the pylons.

      Unfortunately, we’ll need to close some short sections of road for a short time so that we can safely access power lines. Our map above shows the road closures in more detail. Please click on the closure routes for dates. We’ll keep residents up-to-date on the progress of the work and any dates that the local road network is due to be affected.

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

      Progress so far

      We’re officially past the halfway mark now and we’ve now started to work our way back up the line. In July, we visited Broadclyst Community Primary School, together with Mad Science , to give an education session which showed the importance of electricity and how we use it.

      We’re positive about supporting the local communities where our work makes an impact. Our Community Grant Programme helps community organisations and you can find out more about our Community Grant Programme via our website.

      We’d like to hear your opinions on how the works are going. We’re grateful for your feedback as this will help us to respond to any issues or concerns that you raise. To go to our quick survey, click here.

      Feel free to pass this link on to your friends and neighbours - everyone is welcome to have their say.

      M5 closure

      During the evening of the 30th and morning of the 31st of July, we’ll carry out works on the stretch of line which crosses the M5, between Junctions 28 and 30. Unfortunately, this means that we’ll need to close that section of the motorway for a short time. A diversion will be put in place.

      To minimise inconvenience as much as possible, we’ll be working overnight, restricting our working hours to between 22:00 and 06:00. If more work is needed we’ll continue the next night. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with our community relations team on the contact details above.

      We’ll close the same section of the M5 motorway for a short time in September to remove scaffolding. We’ll remove the scaffolding from the stretch of line which crosses the M5 between Junctions 28 and 30. The work will take place from 10pm on Saturday 2nd of September to 6am on Sunday 3rd of September. It will then carry on from 10pm on Sunday 3rd September until 6am on Monday 4th September, if necessary. This means the M5 will close between Junction 28 to 30. A diversion route will be in place. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with our community relations team


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