SP Energy Networks is carrying out work to upgrade power cables in Liverpool, in the vicinity of Upper Parliament Street, Stanhope Street and Grafton Street.
The project will renew six existing 33,000 volt circuits that support Liverpool City Centre, reinforcing the security of electricity supplies for local homes and businesses.
The job has been scheduled following discussions with Liverpool City Council, to ensure it did not clash with other work in the city.
Engineers have been working in the area since 23rd July, with approximately 9 weeks of work planned between Upper Stanhope Street to Grafton Street.
From Thursday, 16 August these works will require the outside lane of the waterfront bound carriageway on Parliament Street to be closed, from the junction of Park Road to Grafton Street, for the next 6 weeks. This will leave one lane inbound on this short section of Parliament Street.
To service the works the outside lane of the outbound carriageway will also be closed at off-peak times, from 9.30am to 3.30pm, beginning on Monday, 20 August. This will leave one lane outbound on this short section of Parliament Street.
On the evening of Monday, 20 August, the inbound carriageway from Park Road to Grafton street will be fully closed, from 8pm to 6am.
Phase 2 of the scheme will start at the beginning of October, and work will continue for approximately 14 weeks from Grafton Street to bottom of Stanhope Street.
At times during the project SP Energy Networks may need to set up temporary traffic control measures, with road closures on Upper Parliament Street during some evenings. Grafton Street and Stanhope Street will become a one way system with a diversion route in place.
Andrew Lloyd, SP Energy Networks’ District General Manager for Liverpool, said: “We are investing significantly across Liverpool, to ensure the city’s electricity infrastructure continues to be amongst the most reliable anywhere in the UK.
“Working with our contractors, we will do everything possible to keep inconvenience to a minimum. We have spoken to local businesses, and will ensure that any traffic management measures are well advertised.”