Guernsey Electricity has begun shuttering roads around the Princess Elizabeth Hospital as part of phased works to upgrade the electricity supply for the modernisation project, and for the islands’ southern network.
The utility says it represents the biggest cable work in four decades involving the laying of 6.5km of high-power cables from substations in the north to the hospital site.
The upgrades will support the growing hospital expansion for years to come and bolster network resilience and capacity in the south.
Chris Burgess, Project Management Team Lead at Guernsey Electricity, said the works are being managed carefully with Traffic & Highways to minimise disruption on the roads, while landowners are being consulted to agree on the most suitable route for the subterranean cable.
“The cable will be running from two substations at Barkers Quarry, the halfway and Le Murier School and will then follow a southerly direction towards the hospital,” he said.
“If the cable route requires access to your land, you will be contacted in advance by the project team to discuss and agree how the works can be progressed. There may also be some minor disruption in neighbouring fields which we will work hard to manage and minimise.”
Details of the route and any roadworks required will be detailed and fully communicated when plans are finalised.
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