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Community drop in events:

6 December from 3pm - 6:30pm in the members room at Alton Community Centre (GU34 1HN)

7 December from 3pm - 7pm at the Three Horseshoes Pub in East Worldham (GU34 3AE)

We would welcome the opportunity for you to join us there.

Our multi million pound launched this Spring; boosting the power supply to future-proof the electricity network for homes and businesses in the Alton and Bordon area of East Hampshire.

We’re investing £10.6million to boost Bordon’s electricity network.

Starting in May 2023 and running through until September 2024, the Alton to Bordon investment project is installing 18km of cabling that will serve the needs of the area's 30,000 customers for many years to come.

Where is the team working?

· Lindford Road - 13 November 2023* to 16 February 2024. The team will move in an easterly direction towards Liphook Road.

· The B3004 – 9 January 2024 to 12 August 2024. The team will start on Mill Lane and move in an easterly direction; ending on Green Street at the junction with Forge Road and Oakhanger Road.

*Festive season embargo – Work will stop close of play Friday 8 December 2023 for the festive season. Work will resume on 8 January 2024.  

See our interactive map below for details on the full programme of works.

Will the whole road be closed off?

No, we don’t close a road end to end. The road will be closed to through traffic, but local access will be maintained, in both directions, up to the section of road where the team is working.

To find the location of the team, visit our interactive map below.

A diversion route is provided

When we close a road, a temporary diversion route will be in place. The diversion route must be suitable for all diverted traffic and be of a similar grade of carriageway. Road signage will direct traffic to use the shortest available route, which meets these requirements.

There are other shorter routes available for cars and vans, which local road users may choose to use. However, these will not be signed in case HGVs follow the route.

Join us at our community events

As part of our commitment to keeping the local community informed, we have held three community drop-in events to date.

We are hosting two more events in December 2023, details at the top of the page.  We would welcome the opportunity for you to join us there.

Why we're boosting the electricity network

As a result of significant redevelopment in and around the Bordon area, the existing electricity network is unable to meet the forecast increase in demand over the coming years. To overcome this shortfall, we’re installing a new primary substation in the Bordon area.

In addition the replacement and upgrading of existing infrastructure, we are also upgrading connections at the associated substations. This investment in the latest technology will ensure the strength and reliability of Alton and Bordon’s power networks, keeping electricity flowing to those living and working in the area.

Minimising travel disruption and noise are our priority 

The nature of these work means that some sections of the upgrade will require a temporary traffic management system to be put into pace. These measures are being planned by SSEN in close collaboration with Highways England and local authorities, including East Hampshire District Council, with any customers in the affected vicinity being notified in advance.

We understand that these works may cause some disruption and noise, but we will follow industry best practices to ensure our contractors do everything they can to minimise any inconvenience. Look out for our maintenance signs across the road network for further information and diversions.

Details of the traffic management system will also be available on this page, together with any diversionary routes.    

We have the environment in mind

The works are futureproofing and strengthening your area’s power supply to cope with severe weather events. It will also help support greater uptake of low carbon technologies.

Discover more on our Smarter Electricity page.

Find real time updates with our interactive map.

You can view our interactive map to provide real-time updates on the progress of our works. Each section of work is represented with a different colour and the pin shows the location of our team. You can click on each section of works for details of when the team will be in that location.

You can also download our diversion route maps at the bottom of this page.  

Commonly asked questions

For all Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to the 'Alton-Bordon FAQs' below.

Download our resources

You can download our diversion routes, newsletters, and flyers so that you can share them in your community. As our project progresses we will provide you with the latest materials for you to download here.