New lattice pylons in Avonmouth

In July 2022, our contractor, Balfour Beatty, started building 27 new lattice pylons in Avonmouth.

Most pylons take up to four weeks to assemble, with those near the River Avon taking approximately six weeks.

We expect all pylons to be constructed and to have the wires in place by 2023. During the work to install the wires between the pylons, we’ll use controlled lifting systems and erect scaffolding where the wires cross over roads.

To keep everyone safe while we work on the highways, we put up temporary traffic lights and close some roads for a short time. We put up advance notice signs to let local road users and businesses know of any roadworks and traffic management in the area.

Piling foundations

We are continuing to build the foundations for the new pylons which involves driving concrete and steel piles into the ground.

Piling at each site takes approximately one week and we publish a monthly schedule to show the locations in which we’re working.