Building the bellmouth


Positive progress has been made by our project team on building the new temporary haul road to the north of the site in Dunford Bridge.

Once completed, this will provide access to the area where we’ll be constructing the temporary diversion to the Trans Pennine Trail.

As you can see from the images below, we’ve already created the new access point for the haul road, which is located on Brook Hill Lane to the north of the Townhead Collective.

These are known as ‘bellmouths’, which refers to the shape of the entrance – they are very wide to allow safe access for vehicles to enter and exit the site.

As soon as the haul road is in place, there will be a reduction in the number of our construction vehicles using local roads.  However, there will need to be an increase in HGVs travelling to and from the site over the coming weeks to deliver the materials to build the road.

We’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience connected to our work, but we will be doing everything we can to minimise disruption throughout construction.

Highways work

Please note that the temporary traffic lights that have been put in place to install replacement ducting through Dunford Bridge this week (commencing 31 May) are not related to the National Grid VIP project.

This work is being carried out on behalf of Northern Powergrid.  For any queries we would recommend getting in touch with Nothern Powergrid directly with contact information available here: