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Stalybridge traffic nightmare to end early as work is ahead of schedule
Thursday 23rd August 2018 @ 11:48 by Tom Greggan
News Stalybridge Tameside

Stalybridge’s traffic nightmare is to come to and end earlier than expected.

Electricity North West have confirmed that Stamford Street will re-open tomorrow night (Friday) and their engineers will complete work in the area ahead of schedule.

Work has been completed ahead of schedule.

Stamford Street has been closed since the start of August as part of a £3m project to upgrade 7.4km of underground power cable, in place since the 1960s, with new, update and environmentally-friendly electricity cables. The work will benefit 58,000 customers in Stalybridge, Buxton, Glossop and the High Peak.

The closure of Stamford Street has led to long delays for commuters and residents in Stalybridge. Lengthy tailbacks were regular, especially along Mottram Road and into Glossop. The road wasn’t scheduled to reopen until August 29th but Electricity North West today announced that it’s been brought forward.

Engineers will still be on site on Huddersfield Road until the end of September and temporary traffic lights will be used to allow them to safely carry out the work. The flow of traffic will be monitored closely.

John Pietsch, transmission south manager for Electricity North West, said: “We’re proud to be investing £3m in upgrading the power network in Stalybridge for more than 58,000 local residents.

“Whether it is charging your mobile or streaming your favourite TV series, we all take electricity for granted every day and its essential projects like this that make it happen.

“We know that although we’ve worked hard to keep disruption to a minimum, digging up and closing roads is never easy for local residents and businesses so we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and support to allow us to carry out this work safely and ahead of time.”

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