National Grid Overhead Line Refurbishment
National Grid is carrying out refurbishment work on the electricity transmission line that runs between the substation in Macclesfield and the south of Bredbury. This line is 18km long and has 55 pylons. This essential maintenance will involve replacing insulators, pylon fittings and conductors (wires) along the route. This will ensure they continue to provide a reliable supply of energy to homes and businesses for years to come.
You may notice contractors on and around the pylons along the route. You may also see some activity ahead of the main work as contractors create temporary access routes to the pylons. During certain parts of the work it will be necessary to close some roads and footpaths and use netting and scaffolding over roads to ensure that they can do their work safely. They will give plenty of notice, write to local homes and businesses and sign post alternative routes.
At the moment we are aware that the Silk Road and Clarke Lane will be affected by closures. (see maps for pylon locations- click to enlarge)
National Grid will get this work done as quickly and safely as they can, while keeping the impact on local communities to a minimum. Electricity supplies will not be affected during the work.
If you have any concerns there is a Community Relations Freephone number you can call:
0800 8199 071