Keeping the lights shining

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A major project to reinforce the electricity supply in Leigh is due to begin this month to reduce the amount of time residents are without power in the event of a fault to the network.

Electricity North West is investing £368,000 in a four-month engineering project to strengthen the reliability of the Brook Mill electricity circuit.

The investment in the circuit, which provides power to almost 4,000 customers, includes the installation of a new 2.3km circuit of 11,000-volt electricity cable from the Bedford Primary substation and a new switching station.

The work should be completed by March 2012. There will be no disruption to customers’ power supplies during the work butthere are likely to be minor road works in the area as the cable is installed.