Town centre roadworks planned for five weeks

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Work on a £2 million power supply upgrade in Penistone is set to start in the town centre today.

The scheme to install new high voltage cables and reinforce the low voltage network is expected to take up to five weeks.

Northern Powergrid, the electricity distributor for Yorkshire, has planned the work as part of ‘an essential network reinforcement scheme’.

The work is being carried out by Murphy Ltd, on Northern Powergrid’s behalf, and will involve the excavation of a cable trench, the installation of ducts, and road reinstatement.

The roads affected will be High Street, Market Street, Shrewsbury Road, St Mary’s Street, Bridge Street, Talbot Road, the junctions of Church Street and Shrewsbury Road,

Park Avenue and its junction with Back Lane.

There will be no diversions in place but two way lights will be in operation.

Charles Walker, project manager, said: “This is a major project and essential if Penistone’s electricity supply is to be protected and enhanced for the future.

“We realise some disruption will take place as we progress through the project and we’ve worked extremely closely with the council to ensure disruption is kept to an absolute minimum.

“Northern Powergrid and Murphy Ltd are committed to working closely with the community to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum and works are completed as quickly as possible.”

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