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NORTHERN POWERGRID’S PLANNED ROAD CLOSURE POSTPONED

Bradford viaduct.pngNorthern 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 postponing the planned closure of a section of Haworth Road 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, will be ongoing until the end of 2022 and 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).

This latest section of work sees Northern Powergrid working between a major substation in Wilsden to another substation on Canal Road near the city centre and an electricity tower located on King’s Road. It involves digging in the road along sections of Wilsden Road, Haworth Road, Toller Lane, Heaton Park Drive, Heaton Road, Oak Lane, Manningham Lane, Queen’s Road, Station Road, Canal Road and King’s Road.  

The road closure was due to be in place from Monday 7 September to Friday 16 October 2020 along a section of Haworth Road, Sandy Lane (B6144), between Stoney Ridge Avenue and the traffic lights at the junction of Wilsden Road/Cottingley Road /Stony Lane. With schools about to reopen and extra school buses operating to support social distancing, Northern Powergrid, Bradford Council and local transport operators have agreed that the closure will be postponed. The closure will be rescheduled to take place over a school holiday period, with dates to be announced shortly.

In the meantime, Northern Powergrid is bringing forward another section of its planned works along the B6144.

Between Monday 7 September and Wednesday 14 October 2020, temporary multi-way traffic lights will be in operation while work takes place along Wilsden Road (B6144) between the junction of Back Lane, Wilsden and the traffic lights at Sandy Lane (junction of Haworth Road/Cottingley Road/Stony Lane).                 

In addition, until Friday 2 October 2020, temporary traffic lights will be in operation while the company continues to work along Haworth Road between the junction with Bingley Road (B6269)/Toller Lane (B6144) and Stoney Ridge Avenue.

Dates for the next sections of Northern Powergrid’s investment work in the area are to be announced soon. Anyone wanting to find out more can visit northernpowergrid.com/Bradford or contact the company’s customer care team by calling 0800 011 3332 or emailing bradford@northernpowergrid.com. The network operator is also available 24/7 on Facebook and Twitter @northpowergrid.           

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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.

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