Work to resume on power network in Skeeby and Richmond area

Work will resume this week on connecting new development at Scotch Corner to the electricity sub-station at Skeeby which started in February this year.

Engineers are due to join together sections of the ducting already laid in the roadway by drilling underneath Skeeby Beck.

This section of work is being carried out by Excalon on Northern Powergrid’s behalf.

Officials say the work will mostly take place on private land, but two-way traffic lights will be in operation on and off for the first two weeks.

They add that it may be necessary to use two-way traffic lights again from the beginning of October for up to two weeks while the sections new underground cabling running under the bridge are tied into the existing ducting laid either side of the bridge.

On Monday, October 24, once Excalon’s work is completed, work will start to install new cabling into the ducting already laid along the A6108 Darlington Road from the junction of Cross Lanes, Richmond to Skeeby bridge.

This work will be carried out by O’Connor Utilities on Northern Powergrid’s behalf using rolling two-way traffic lights for a period of up to three weeks.

Later this year, O’Connor Utilities will return to complete work on Cross Lanes, Richmond.

Further details will be shared once exact dates are known.

Finally, in autumn 2023, Excalon will return to carry out some small-scale works which will require the use of two-way traffic lights.

Northern Powergrid says Full details of where and when this work will take place will be shared closer to the time.