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National Grid Delivers Vital Overhead Line Upgrade to South Essex, UK 

National Grid is delivering the latest phase of its vital upgrade to the South Essex Overhead Power Line which runs between its substations at Tilbury, Rayleigh and Coryton, UK.

The work began recently and continues a refurbishment scheme that began last summer and which is due to be completed in October 2014.

Graham Livings, Project Manager, National Grid said:  “This major investment by National Grid will provide modern high-capacity cables which will help ensure people continue to enjoy safe and reliable electricity supplies in the future. “We’re keen to minimize disruption for road users wherever possible and are working closely with Essex County Council as we plan and deliver the project.”

The replacement of the lines will not have an impact on the local power supply, as the flow of electricity will be re-routed through other National Grid lines.

To enable the work to be carried out scaffolding will be put up over the A13, A130 at Saddlers Farm, the B1464 London Road and the A130/A1245 slip road and main North Bound and South Bound A130 carriageway. A number of off peak lane and slip road closures will be needed to enable work and deliveries to take place.

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