Ableton Lane now open

Work is progressing well at Crooks Marsh

National Grid’s contractor, J Murphy and Sons, has finished building a construction access point on Ableton Lane, reopening the road on Monday 25 April.

The team closed off this lane on Monday 7 February to keep everyone safe and now that this work is done they have reopened it.

The completion of this entrance is a significant milestone in the most northerly part of the Hinkley Connection, between Bridgwater and Seabank near Avonmouth, which will connect six million homes and businesses to new sources of low-carbon energy.

Now the access point is built, J Murphy and Sons will begin work on a construction road to access our work areas and prepare the land at Crooks Marsh for installing new underground cables. These cables will replace existing Western Power Distribution lattice pylons in the area – making way for our new 57-kilometre, high-voltage electricity line that will play a vital role in reducing carbon emissions to deliver a greener and cleaner future, while supporting the UK’s net zero ambitions

As Ableton Lane is narrow in some parts, two-way traffic lights will be in place to manage construction traffic until the Hinkley Connection works are completed in this area in late 2023.

Stay up to date with our traffic management along the Hinkley Connection route.