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Repairs To Street Lights In Scarborough

Repairs To Street Lights In Scarborough

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 11:51am 31st August 2017.

Street lights on Marine Drive in Scarborough are to be repaired in October after an underground cable was found to be damaged.

It will follow on from a programme of resurfacing which will begin in September, as we reported earlier this month...

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said:

“The underground cable is so badly damaged that the whole length, over one kilometre, needs to be replaced.

The existing cable is of a type that local authorities do not normally use - it was previously owned by the local electricity company. The cost for a temporary repair would run into several thousand pounds assuming engineers were able to locate the fault on such an old cable and if a temporary repair was even possible.

The work to replace the cable will mean excavating a trench in the parking bays between Albert Road and Sandside. The road will remain open and, all being well, the scheme will be finished in early December. However, there will be some suspension of parking bays during the work.’’

Councillor Janet Jefferson, who represents Scarborough Castle ward, said:

“These are essential works, which are best done at a less busy time of year in Scarborough to minimise disruption to residents and visitors alike.’’


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