ScottishPower ahead of schedule on multi-million pound upgrade to electricity network in Lanark


ScottishPower’s £4.6 million upgrade work to boost the electricity network in Lanark is progressing ahead of schedule. The company has now completed nearly half of the initial excavation phase of the project on the main roads, with the major excavations in Bannantyne Street finishing ahead of time.  Further details of the upcoming work schedule have now also been released by the company.

In order to complete a further major section of the scheme, Kirkfieldbank Brae and Mousemill Road will be closed to through traffic from 3rd April. The closure is planned to last for 2 weeks to allow engineers to lay large sections of new underground power cables.

During the closure, workers will be on-site 24hrs per day to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum. Diversionary routes will be signposted throughout the town. There will be also be some changes to bus routes during the road closure and details will be available from Traveline, or from SPT Travel Centres.

Iain Steele, Lanarkshire Zone Manager at ScottishPower, said: “Work on this major infrastructure project is progressing well, and we are currently ahead of schedule. We have been working very closely with South Lanarkshire Council to plan our work in advance and to give as much notification as possible to residents and businesses.

“We would like to thank the residents and businesses of Lanark for their patience while we carry out this work. Although there is some disruption at the moment, when completed, this project will ensure that the town has a robust and reliable electricity network for many years to come.”

For further enquiries about the project, residents and businesses can call 0845 273 4444 and select option 4.

Notes to editors:

  • ScottishPower Energy Networks own and operate the electricity transmission and distribution network in the south of Scotland and the distribution network in Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales.

  • As the network operator we maintain and repair the electrical equipment and network assets that transport electricity to around 3.5 million homes and business.

  • We manage more than 58,000 km of underground cables and over 90,000 substations across our network.

Media Information: Paul Ferguson, 0141 566 4515 / 07702 665 924

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