SP Energy Networks is installing 1000 metres of new high voltage underground power cables in Langholm as part of a £750,000 local electricity network investment project.
The new cabling will run from Meikleholm to the electricity substation on Caroline Street. The company has been working with land owners and residents to keep them informed of the project. Temporary 4-way traffic lights will be in place on Caroline Street and Eskdale Street to allow for the underground cables to be installed until 31st July. Due to the works there will also be restricted vehicle access to Meikleholm on weekdays between the hours of 08.30 and 16.30, with the potential for some weekend work as well. Residents will be kept updated by the local project team.
Donald Kennedy, Project Manager for SP Energy Networks said: “This work forms part of an important investment project for Langholm, modernising the electricity network and reinforcing supplies for homes and businesses in the local area. We have planned the temporary traffic management measures as carefully as possible to keep any disruption to a minimum, and landowners and residents have been kept informed of our plans. This project is designed to bring long-term benefits to the area, and we apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause in the short term.”