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image worker.jpgNorthern Powergrid, the company responsible for the electricity network that powers everyday life for 8 million customers across 3.9 million homes and businesses in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, is temporarily closing Lane Side, Wilsden over the weekend of 22/23 January 2022 while it carries out some repairs to the roadway as part of its £30 million investment to improve the reliability and resilience of the electricity network serving Bradford.

The investment work, which started in September 2019, and is due to be completed by the end of 2022 involves excavating in the road to lay a total of 132km (around 82 miles) of new underground electricity cables with a route length of 17km (10.5 miles).

Northern Powergrid’s work at Lane Side involves making some repairs to the carriageway. This work is taking place on the back of work the company carried out last year to repair a damaged culvert that runs underneath the road close to the Ling Bob pub near the roundabout at the junction of Main Street and Haworth Road, Wilsden.

The work is being carried out between 7am on Saturday 22 January and 7pm on Sunday 23 January 2022. Northern Powergrid is not planning to turn of anyone’s power as part of this work and although the road will be closed to passing vehicles there will be 24-hour access for pedestrians and emergency vehicles. The K17 Keighley Jets bus service will follow a short diversion route, but timetables will be unaffected.

A signposted diversion will be in place along Main Street, Harden Lane, Wilsden Road, Long Lane and the B6429 Bingley Road.

Northern Powergrid’s work in the area is now largely completed, although some small works will be carried out over spring/summer to remove equipment associated with the old power network that has now been replaced. Further details will be shared once confirmed.

Anyone wanting to find out more can visit or contact the company’s customer care team by calling 0800 011 3332 or emailing The network operator is also available 24/7 on Facebook and Twitter @northpowergrid.           

To translate information into another language, people can click the Accessibility icon at the top of all Northern Powergrid’s web pages or call its language line on 0800 389 8204

People who find it difficult to speak or hear can use text phone 0800 028 9507 or text relay: dial 18001 followed by 0800 169 2996.

Those who are visually impaired can click the Accessibility icon at the top of Northern Powergrid’s web pages to change font sizes and colours or click the Recite Me icon to have information read out to them. People can also sign up to receive communications in larger print or Braille by calling the Powergrid Care Team on 0800 169 2996.