15/02/2024 - Permalink

National Grid to carry out cable work on Radbrook Road, Shrewsbury

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National Grid will be carrying out a cable reinforcement scheme on Radbrook Road, Shrewsbury from 4 March to 5 April 2024.

To install the new high voltage cable contractors working on behalf of National Grid will undertake excavations within the footway adjacent to Lady Herbert Way, with the works then progressing along Radbrook Road and eventually stopping at the junction with Ridgebourne Road.

For safety purposes temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the duration of the works, with a traffic management operative on site from 7.30am to 9.30am and 2.30pm to 6.30pm, to monitor and react to any traffic delays by adjusting the timings on the signals.

The scheme is part of an ongoing project where National Grid is  investing £230,000 pounds into their electricity distribution network to support local net zero goals, and accommodate the increased demand on their network. This means National Grid is increasing the capacity of their network by upgrading 1.75km of high voltage cable.

Shropshire Council’s inspection team will monitor the work as it progresses to ensure the contractors are working efficiently and to the agreed timescales.

Residents and businesses will be notified, and advance warning signs will be erected on site two weeks prior to the works starting.