Roadworks start in Twyford tomorrowBy Jon Nurse
May 23, 2012
Digging starts tomorrow near a major junction in Twyford, following months of electrical faults.
Southern Electric workmen will dig into a section Wargrave Road, near the junction of London Road and High Street, to relay a stretch of cable.
Temporary traffic lights will begin use in the morning, with the company not anticipating the works to cause delays to traffic.
A Southern Electric spokesman said: "There have been a number of faults on parts of the network in the past few months so we will replace a stretch of high voltage cable to prevent any further problems. The work will strengthen the network and make it more robust.
"We will try keep disruption to a minimum and in the long run it will be good news for local electricity supplies. We don't expect the roads to be any busier than normal as it's only a small amount of the road we have to dig up. We would like to thank the local community for their patience in anticipation of this work."
The planned work could take up to a week.
A fault in the underground high voltage network sent thousands of homes in Twyford into darkness last night.
The spokesman said: "A fault at 10.30pm affected 2,800 customers in the Twyford area, however power was restored to 1,800 of those homes within two minutes by remotely switching the supply. We would like to apologise to any customers affected for the inconvenience."
Power was restored to 96 per cent of the homes by midnight, with the remaining properties getting power back at 3.45am.
Traffic lights at the High Street junction were without power on rush hour on Tuesday morning.