National Grid is building a 57 km high voltage connection from Bridgwater to Seabank, near Avonmouth to take low carbon energy from EDF Energy’s new nuclear power station to UK homes and businesses.
As a direct result of community feedback National Grid is taking down the two lines of pylons between Nailsea and Portishead substation, which run very close to people’s properties. This will help reduce the impact of new T-pylons we will be building in the area.
One of the lines will be replaced with an underground cable and further surveys in the west end of Nailsea are needed to assess ground conditions. The findings will inform the detailed design of the cable installation, which is expected to start in early 2020.
From the 1 August 2019, surveys will be carried out along Engine Lane, Blackfriars Road, Hannah More Road, Queens Road and Hanham Way, until the cable route turns into the fields, near Watery Lane.
To keep public and staff safe, short-term temporary traffic lights will be erected at each survey location, including temporary four-way lights on the junction that joins Queens Road, North Street and Hanham Way. The traffic lights will be removed as soon as the surveys are complete.
You can find out more information on all stages of the project by visiting the Hinkley Connection Project website at www.hinkleyconnection.co.uk or by telephone on 0800 377 7347.