T-pylons between Bridgwater substation and Loxton

Connecting low carbon energy onto the electricity network

National Grid has completed erecting and hanging the wires on the world’s first T-pylons across the southern section of the Hinkley Connection Project route between Bridgwater and Loxton – achieving an engineering milestone as we prepare to energise the pylons in October 2022.

The T-pylons between Bridgwater substation and the new cable sealing end compound at Loxton, will join to the new underground cables through the Mendip Hills AONB that run into the new substation at Sandford.

We will be carrying out reinstating work across the southern section of the route from spring 2022 through to late 2024.

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 know of any roadworks and traffic management in the area.