Cable work underway

Kensington Road closed with cabling work being carried out
Kensington Road closed with cabling work being carried out

The impact of electricity cabling work is now being experienced by residents and road users in streets across Earlsdon.

As ECHO went to press Kensington Road was closed, with access for residents only and Westwood Road was due to be affected, while works in Spencer Avenue were due to be completed at the end of February.  Disruption along the line of the cabling route between Hearsall Common and Whitley is likely to affect the Earlsdon area until at least 9 April.

The work is being carried out to improve electricity supplies to the south of Coventry.   It involves upgrading equipment in major substations and laying 6km of 132,000 volt cable, which will help to safeguard supply to around 33,000 customers and allow for future increases in demand.

As well as residents and drivers being affected, there will also be disruption to bus passengers with stops being temporarily closed over the coming months on routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 6A, 11, 12, 18, 18A, 19, 21 and 27.