Our work involves machinery such as diggers to move earth and make a suitable flat area of ground, and cranes to upgrade and install equipment. All our materials and equipment will be kept at a site compound within our current site boundary.
Vehicles and traffic
Lorries and vans will bring materials to site and will take away spoil. We have developed a traffic management plan to help reduce the impact of our vehicle movements on local people and road users.
We are working with our contractor, Gunning Transmission & Distribution Services (GTDS), to deliver this project. This means you may see their vehicles and equipment in the area and at our substation. They are acting on behalf of National Grid and we are responsible for the work, so please contact us directly if you have any questions about this project.
We will have a dedicated team at site during the day, controlling the flow of our construction traffic and ensuring that deliveries and large vehicle movements are staggered to ensure safety and to help minimise any queuing.
They will also make sure the site and surrounding area is kept tidy, using road sweepers to help keep Water End Lane, Luton Road and other nearby roads clean. Our work compound also includes space for our vehicles to safely turn around in, to make sure that roads are not obstructed.
Our work will create some noise. We will ensure that this is kept to a minimum and regularly monitored. Please be assured we will always use the construction methods that best minimise disruption to local people and the surrounding environment.
You may notice additional lighting so our teams can work safely, particularly on shorter winter days. We will turn this off when we have finished our activity each day. The lighting levels will return to how they were before after we’ve completed our construction work.
We are keeping people up to date as we progress, including our nearest neighbours. If you have any queries, you can contact us using the Freephone number and email address on this web page.
To find out more about our work, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document where we have responded to the most common questions we receive. You can find this in the documents section below.