Project update - Road closure – Oliver’s Lane, Bramley 9 January 2023 – 1 February 2023

There will be no access through Oliver’s Lane for the entire duration of the works, including nights and weekends.

National Grid is continuing work to connect Bramley substation to a new trackside feeder station near Oliver’s Lane.

The next stage of work will involve the building of a temporary construction road, then to dig a trench and install cables. Oliver’s Lane in Bramley will be closed from Monday 9 January 2023 – Wednesday 1 February 2023 in order to ensure work can be carried out safely and efficiently.

Letters were distributed to residents in Bramley informing them of the planned works on Wednesday 14 December.  

There will be no access through Oliver’s Lane for the entire duration of the works, including nights and weekends.

Advanced notice signs will be put in place and the diversion route is detailed in the map below. The closures and traffic management has been agreed with the local Highways Authority.

Map showing National Grid road closure by Bramley substation Jan to Feb 2023


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Notes to Editors:

National Grid is pivotal to the energy systems in the UK and the north eastern United States. We aim to serve customers well and efficiently, supporting the communities in which we operate and making possible the energy systems of the future.

National Grid in the UK:

  • We own and operate the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. We also operate, but do not own, the Scottish networks. Our networks comprise approximately 7,200 kilometres (4,474 miles) of overhead line, 1,500 kilometres (932 miles) of underground cable and 342 substations.
  • We own and operate the gas National Transmission System in Great Britain, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Our network comprises approximately 7,660 kilometres (4,760 miles) of high-pressure pipe and 618 above-ground installations.
  • As Great Britain’s System Operator (SO) we make sure gas and electricity is transported safely and efficiently from where it is produced to where it is consumed.  *From April 2019, Electricity System Operator (ESO) will be a new standalone business within National Grid, legally separate from all other parts of the National Grid Group. This will provide the right environment to deliver a balanced and impartial ESO that can realise real benefits for consumers as we transition to a more decentralised, decarbonised electricity system.
  • Other UK activities mainly relate to businesses operating in competitive markets outside of our core regulated businesses; including interconnectors, gas metering activities and a liquefied natural gas (LNG) importation terminal – all of which are now part of National Grid Ventures. National Grid Property is responsible for the management, clean-up and disposal of surplus sites in the UK. Most of these are former gas works.