Electricity pylon upgrade in Astley & Dunley affecting Dark Lane (from A451), B4196 & C2239

On behalf of National Grid formerly Western Power Distribution, the electricity Distribution Network Operator, regarding access to electricity pylons at Astley.


As part of our essential asset replacement and improvement program, National Grid is replacing the electrical conductors, insulators and fittings on this pylon line. This work is necessary to ensure the ongoing performance and reliability of the electricity network. The work is being carried out by our principle contractor “Wood Plc”.


In order to carry out this work we will require vehicular access to all of the pylons. We are taking this opportunity to notify residents in the area.


In order to access the pylons in Astley we will be using Dark Lane (from A451), B4196 & C2239 as shown on the plan below. As the lanes narrow and there are limited passing places we would greatly appreciate your consideration while using the lanes. We appreciate this may cause you some inconvenience and we’ll do our best to minimise disruption.


We will limit vehicle movements on Dark Lane and School Lane to between 9am and 2.30pm to avoid disruption to residents dropping off / picking up children from Astley Primary School.


These works will not affect your electricity supply.


Should you have any concerns regarding the works, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 01905 383103.


The works are due to commence on this section in March and will take approximately 12 weeks to complete. The works will finished by the end of May.

Ashley Moore

National Grid Electricity Distribution

01905 383103