T-pylons between Sandford substation and Portbury

T-pylons between Sandford and Portbury have been completed with the final wires being hung in March 2024 between Lampley Road near Kenn and Tickenham. 

The diamond shaped insulators were lifted into place in July 2023

Teams will now work to test and commission the new line in preparation for energisation later this year. 

Reinstatement of the land is underway and is continuing across the new connection route. 

To keep everyone safe while we’re working on the highways, we put up temporary traffic lights and close some roads for a short time. Our contractor, Balfour Beatty, put up advance notice signs to let local road users and businesses know of any roadworks and traffic management in the area.