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Removal of 51 electricity pylons from the Stirling valley

06/09/2017

As part of the Beauly Denny Overhead Line Project which is one of our major investment programmes, we are removing 51 electricity pylons from the Stirling valley.

These pylons measure up to 35 metres in height and their removal will provide significant visual enhancement to the surrounding landscape. To allow the pylons to be removed, 17 km of underground cabling will be installed between Stirling Grid Substation in Sprinkerse Industrial Estate and Glenbervie to the north of Falkirk.

The cable route leaves the substation travelling along Borrowmeadow Road, Forthside Way to Muirton Roundabout where it then turns south on the A91 before turning left along the A905 for a short distance. The cabling will then be installed under land before rejoining the A91 near to Bannockburn Station Road. The route continues along the A91 before it turns left onto the A9 and travels south through Plean to Glenbervie.

The work will be carried out in phases with underground ducting being installed prior to cable sections being pulled through the ducts before jointing is carried out. To safely complete the work, extensive traffic management measures will be utilised.

Permission to carry out the work has been agreed with Stirling and Falkirk Council Roads Departments. Clear signage and temporary traffic lights will be used in an effort to minimise impact on the local community and advanced warning boards will provide information.

Delays can be expected at certain stages of the programme – we aim to allow traffic flow in both directions on the A91, however the width of the A9 will not permit this approach and temporary traffic lights will be in place around our activity as the work moves south towards Plean.

Work is scheduled to start week commencing 11 September 2017 on the A9 at the junction of the A91 heading south on the A9 from this location. This is a complex programme of works which we aim to have completed in the second quarter of 2018, barring any unforeseen delays.

Should you have any site or access enquiries relating to this phase of ducting installation please contact our contractors Roadbridge on 07827 954570.

You can also follow us on Facebook@SPEnergyNetworks to keep up to date as the project progresses. We would also take the opportunity to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused to the local community and ensure you that all parties involved in the work will do their utmost to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work as safely and quickly as possible.

Please direct any enquiries regarding the overall project information to Colin Wylie at SP Energy Networks on 0141 614 3231 / 07516 461129 or alternatively majorprojects@spenergynetworks.com
 

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