Grass and high trees surrounding a series of electricity pylons with a grey and cloudy sky in the background

Essential Refurbishment

Kearsley to Whitegate

North West

We are carrying out refurbishment work on our electricity transmission line that runs between our substations in Kearsley and Whitegate. This line is 15km long and has 45 pylons.

Project description

This essential maintenance will involve replacing fixtures and fittings on the pylons and also painting them.  This will ensure we continue to provide a reliable supply of energy to homes and businesses for years to come.

You may notice our team on and around the pylons along the route. You may also see some activity ahead of the main work as our contractors create access routes to the pylons by clearing vegetation and laying stone. During certain parts of the work it may be necessary to close some footpaths and cycle routes in Phillips Park in Bury. This is to allow us to work safely and protect the users of the park. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will only close paths and cycle routes when we are working on the pylons in the area.

In order for our teams to do the work safely we need to work separately on each of the two electrical circuits. We will work on the first circuit in the summer of 2019 and the second in the spring of 2020.

Our work will not result in any power cuts.

Once all works are complete in 2020 we will work with land owners to re-instate any damage we have caused to the land.

Latest update

Preparation work has now started with the main work on the first circuit planned to take place between 17 June and 16 August.