In total 249 existing lattice pylons will be removed from the project by 2024 and we are over half way there. This work leaves part of Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beaty pylon free for the first time in almost 100 years.
So far, we’ve removed 99 pylons between Bridgwater and Sandford, a nine kilometre line between Nailsea and Portishead, and a short section from across the M49 near Avonmouth.
Starting this spring, we’ll remove the long line of pylons that runs from Sandford to Avonmouth.
During the work to remove the wires between the pylons, we’ll use controlled lowering systems and erect scaffolding where the wires cross over roads.
To keep everyone safe while we work on the highways, we put up temporary traffic lights and close some roads for a short time. We put up advance notice signs to let local road users know of any roadworks and traffic management in the area.