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Trowse views transformed

A section of the Norwich skyline is boasting a dramatic new look for the winter season after completing a major transformation.

From Press releases - 8 November 2017 12:00 AM

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Work has now concluded to remove 15 pylons and 4.5km of overhead lines in Trowse with the area looking very different to when the project was started.

UK Power Networks, which owns and operates the electricity networks in the East of England, London and the South East, first installed 5km of underground cable as part of the scheme before removing the overhead lines and pylons over recent months making the network safe and resilient for the future.

Project manager Paul Reed said: “The pylons have been part of the skyline in Trowse for decades but residents have seen quite a change in what they can view from the windows of their homes.

“We completed this project without affecting power supplies locally and we appreciate residents’ patience during the periods when traffic diversions were required.

“We worked hard to keep any disruption to a minimum and hope the local community are already enjoying seeing their area so transformed.”

The scheme was the second carried out locally by UK Power Networks as earlier this year it completed removal of 11 pylons and 2.8km of power lines in the Bowthorpe area of the city, having installed 18 kilometres of underground cable.

The company invests more than £500million in its electricity networks every year to keep power supplies 99% reliable.