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Dunford Bridge car park update

I wanted to follow up our recent correspondence to confirm that work is now underway on National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision project in Dunford Bridge with the principal contractor, Morgan Sindall, starting main construction activity over the next couple of weeks.

As we hope you are aware, the project will transform the landscape around the village by removing seven pylons including the sealing end compound in the village and replacing them with underground cables under the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) up as far as Wogden Foot.

The initial phase of work will include completing the construction compound in the lower section of the Dunford Bridge car park, the fitting out a new Project Information Centre (which we’re hoping to be able to invite stakeholders to later in the year), and creating a new temporary road, which will allow us access to start building the interim TPT diversion to the north of the River Don. 

As a reminder, we’re also making alterations to the Dunford Bridge car park, which will see a significant reduction in the number of spaces available for parking.  Temporary markings are being painted on the on the ground in the car park to clearly define individual bays and yellow hatched ‘no parking’ areas, and a flexible barrier will also be installed in the centre of the car park.

We’ve included further details on our own project website (, however, as before to help make local people, important stakeholders and user groups aware about these we’d be grateful if you could pass on and/or share the information provided below on your own website and social media channels.

Thank you again for your help, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards
On behalf of National Grid VIP

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