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Temporary Closure of UK Towpath for Essential Electricity Work

National Grid UK announced a stretch of the Lee Valley towpath will be closed temporarily for essential electricity works on an overhead transmission line. The Electricity Alliance, a partnership between National Grid and Balfour Beatty, is currently refurbishing the overhead electricity transmission line between substations at Waltham Cross, Brimsdown and Tottenham.

Work on the project has now entered its main phase which involves replacing the overhead line fittings, painting and work on the steel structures. These works will not affect local electricity supplies.

National Grid Project Manager Simon Chandler said: “These closures [on several different dates] are needed to ensure that the work can be carried out safely. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and we will make every effort to ensure we complete the project as quickly and considerately as possible.”

The project is part of the Electricity Alliance’s ongoing work to ensure a safe and secure electricity supply to the South East in future years

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