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Wheathampstead to benefit from £148k power boost in UK Power Networks investment
Residents and businesses in Wheathampstead are going to benefit from a £148,000 investment in their electricity distribution network.
UK Power Networks, is to invest money on removing 600m of 11,000-volt overhead lines in The Meads and the nearby common.
Preparatory work has already started and, from September 16, engineers will be drilling under the river next to the forge and carrying out digging work across the area to the north of the river. They will then start installing replacement underground cables, which will take three to four weeks.
The engineers will energise the new 11,000-volt cables and an associated substation and then remove the existing overhead lines, wooden poles and a pole-mounted transformer, which helps to ensure the correct voltage of electricity. The entire project will take about eight weeks, weather permitting.
At the same time, the company’s contractors will be laying a new pathway along the north bank of the river in the area. This will involve temporarily closing the existing track to allow engineers to work safely.
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