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UPDATE: Please see the updates on this by David Martin, Projects Manager in the comments below.
Emergency Electrical Works by David Martin – Projects Manager.
“There was an issue with an electrical cable on Sunday 14th June. We had exposed the cable the previous week but it failed and exploded on Sunday morning.
The cable has been made safe but a new cable will have to be installed so that Western Power have a ‘circuit’ that can be used if it should fail elsewhere within the system.
We have met with Western Power and Birmingham City Highways to discuss the EMERGENCY WORKS that will have to take place to reinstate the electrical circuit.
In order to speed up the cabling works we will assist Western power with the installation of ducting across New Street from the corner of Moss Bros to Thomson’s on opposite side of New Street, this can be accomplished by using our traffic management in the area. This Emergency Work will include some evening works in order to complete the duct crossing to allow cable works to take place on the evening of Thursday 18th June, when the final two excavations will be completed by Western Power to allow jointing of a new cable, which will reinstate the electrical circuit and complete the Emergency Works.
Without the cabling works being completed there is a risk of electrical supply being lost to a significant number of properties in the area, hence the need for the Emergency Works.”
Newsletter 26 describes the final works in New Street between Victoria Square and New Street Station. Geoff Caine