Stalybridge and the High Peak to benefit from £3m power project
Friday 23rd February 2018 @ 13:41 by Tom Greggan
Glossop News Stalybridge Tameside

The region’s power network operator, Electricity North West, is investing more than £3m to upgrade the power network in Stalybridge, Buxton, Glossop and the High Peak areas.

The project, which has already started, will upgrade 7.4km of underground oil-filled power cables, with new environmentally friendly electricity cables.

Most of the power network was installed in the 1960s and Electricity North West are investing in replacing these cables across the region.

John Pietsch, transmission south manager for Electricity North West, said: “We not only take great pride in keeping the power on in Stalybridge, but also that we do it in an environmentally conscious way.

“These cables have been in place since 1960 and they have served the area well but it’s now time for our engineers to ensure that continues by upgrading these aging cables which run alongside the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and River Tame.”

The first phase of the major project, which includes digging along Huddersfield Road, Wakefield Road and Printworks Road will be completed by the end of March.

The second phase of the project, which will include engineers installing new underground cable on the same roads, will start in May/June and the third and final phase of the project will include a road closure along Mottram Road to install new underground cable in August. Full updates will be provided online at and Facebook.

Traffic management has been agreed with Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and any disruption will be kept to a minimum and advance notice will be located on any roads which will be closed during this essential project.

To allow engineers to safely carryout the work temporary traffic lights and road closures will be in place. Find a full traffic programme here.

If anyone living in the area has any queries about the project, they are advised to call Electricity North West on 0800 195 4141.