As part of a major £7.5 million electricity network upgrade for Edinburgh, SP Energy Networks is to begin the second phase of work in the vicinity of Queensferry Road on Friday 12th October at 18.00 as planned.
Following detailed planning and discussions with Edinburgh City Council, the work has been scheduled to coincide with the October school holiday, which typically sees a reduction in daily commuter traffic on the roads.
All work is scheduled to be fully completed on 21st October, and will include multiple working locations on Quality Street, Queensferry Road, Clermiston Road North and Clermiston Avenue. Traffic management measures will be in place for the duration of the project, with work areas and diversionary routes well signposted. This plan has been agreed with Edinburgh City Council.
The project is required to upgrade existing infrastructure that has served the west of Edinburgh well for decades. Installing new cables will ensure thousands of people living nearby will continue to experience a reliable and secure electricity supply. Investments like this are also critical to enable the electricity grid to be prepared for future developments, such as an increase in electric vehicles and their chargers, as SP Energy Networks aims to deliver a better future, quicker.
Craig Arthur, Distribution Director at SP Energy Networks, said: “This project is part of a major multi-million pound investment in Edinburgh’s electricity network. It is designed to boost the security of electricity supplies for thousands of homes and businesses for decades to come, and to support a smarter network of the future.
“Due to the level of work involved, the project has always been planned over two phases. We have been working closely with Edinburgh City Council for a long time to ensure that we can keep disruption for road users to a minimum. Our engineers and technicians will be working as hard as they can to complete the project as quickly as possible, and we apologise for any inconvenience experienced while the work is being carried out.”