£750,000 investment in Langholm

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Langholm is set to see the benefits of a large investment as part of a £750,000 local electricity network investment project.

A thousand metres of new high voltage underground cables are being installed in Langholm under the project by the Scottish Power Energy Network.

The new cabling is set to run from Meiklehome to the electricity substation on Caroline Street.

While the works are ongoing, there is likely to be significant disruption to traffic between these two locations. Temporary four-way traffic lights will be in place on Caroline Street and Eskdaill Street until July 31, when the project to install the underground cables is due to be completed.

Due to the works, there will also be restricted vehicle access to Meiklehome on weekdays between 08.30 and 16.30.

The SP Energy Network says there may also be some disruption on weekends, but have promised to maintain a good dialogue between residents and their project team.

Donald Kennedy, project manager for SP Energy Networks said: “This work forms part of an important investment project for Langholm, modernising the electricity network and reinforcing supplies for homes and businesses in the local area.

“We have planned the temporary traffic management measures as carefully as possible to keep any disruption to a minimum, and landowners and residents have been kept informed of our plans.

“This project is designed to bring long-term benefits to the area, and we apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause in the short term.”